Defender set to face Bluebirds

28 November 2009 12:34
McAuley made his return from a thigh injury as a substitute in last weekend's goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday and may start in place of Alex Bruce. He was replaced by McAuley last weekend after suffering a recurrence of a groin injury and is unlikely to be fit to travel to Wales.[LNB]Striker John signed on a month's loan from Crystal Palace just minutes before Thursday's loan deadline and he is expected to start.[LNB]Richard Wright could return in goal after Portsmouth recalled Asmir Begovic early from his loan spell at Portman Road.[LNB]Town were unbeaten during Begovic's six-match stay but won just once and remain in the relegation zone. Tommy Smith has missed the last three matches after injuring his hand in training but is close to a return.[LNB]Midfielders Luciano Civelli and David Norris are both making good progress in their recovery from serious knee injuries but are not due back until next month at the earliest.[LNB]The match kicks off at 3pm.[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk