Ipswich V Cardiff at Portman Road : Match Preview

09 December 2016 11:34
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Ipswich boosted by Brett Pitman's return

Striker Brett Pitman will be available for Ipswich in Saturday's Championship clash with Cardiff.

The 28-year-old has been sidelined since the end of September with an ankle injury but came through an Under-23 match against Huddersfield on Monday.

Defender Christophe Berra is expected to have overcome the knock he suffered in last weekend's defeat by Bristol City.

Tommy Smith (back), Luke Hyam and Giles Coke (both knee) all remain sidelined.

Rickie Lambert may not be risked after missing last week's goalless draw with Brighton through injury.

Lambert is back in training but Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock might prefer to wait with home games against Wolves and Barnsley to come in the next week.

Jazz Richards remains out, with calf and knee injuries compounding an earlier foot problem as Warnock considers the effects of a sickness bug in camp this week.

But Lee Peltier is available after serving a one-match ban and seems set to replace Matthew Connolly at right-back.

Source: PAR