Ipswich v Sheff Utd

04 February 2011 01:41
Andy Drury is expected to be included in the Ipswich squad following his recent move from Luton.Goalkeeper Brian Murphy will be out for at least three months with an ankle injury, and Shane O'Connor remains sidelined with a dislocated shoulder. [LNB]United are set to give a debut to defender Neill Collins, but striker Ched Evans is struggling with illness. [LNB]Nick Montgomery (calf) is a doubt, as is Daniel Bogdanovic, who hurt his leg in a minor car accident this week. [LNB][LNB] MATCH PREVIEW Only four games into his reign as Ipswich manager, Paul Jewell is looking for a third consecutive league victory - a feat his predecessor Roy Keane never achieved during his disappointing spell as Town boss. [LNB] [LNB][LNB] Tuesday night's win against his former club Derby County made it a happy return to Pride Park for Jewell. It was also the second time since he took over that his new team have come from behind to win. [LNB]While Ipswich's fortunes have been immediately improved by Jewell's arrival, Sheffield United, who have scored fewer Championship goals than any other team, have not enjoyed a similar upturn following the recent appointment of Micky Adams. He is still awaiting his first win as Blades manager. [LNB]United have lost their last two matches, and four of their six games since Adams took charge. Tuesday's home defeat against Leicester left them in the bottom three and they are certainly in relegation form, having taken only two points from a possible 21 while teams around them have shown signs of improvement. [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• Sheffield United are unbeaten on their last four visits to Portman Road. [LNB] Have your say on this match • Ipswich's last home win against the Blades was a 5-1 victory in November 2004. [LNB]Ipswich[LNB]• Ipswich last won three league matches in a row at the end of the 2008/09 Championship season. [LNB]• This season they have won all 10 games in which they have scored more than one goal. [LNB]• Forward Tamas Priskin could make his 150th club career appearance. [LNB]Sheffield United[LNB]• All but six of United's 28 league games have either been drawn or decided by a single goal. [LNB]• Their 26 league goals have been shared between only nine players. [LNB]• United have picked up five red cards in Championship matches this term - more than any other team. [LNB]• Michael Doyle could make his 300th league start.

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