Keane ponders Wickham role

02 January 2011 12:30
Ipswich boss Roy Keane could hand a start to striker Connor Wickham in their home match against Nottingham Forest. The talented teenager, who is consistently linked with a move away from Portman Road, has made substitute appearances in the last two fixtures after returning from a hip injury. Captain Gareth McAuley made his return to the first XI in the 1-1 draw with Coventry on New Year`s Day following two months out with an Achilles injury and the Northern Ireland defender is expected to keep his place. Goalkeeper Brian Murphy has undergone surgery on an ankle problem he picked up before Christmas and will be out for at least three months. Winger Shane O`Connor also remains on the sidelines with a ruptured and dislocated shoulder joint and will miss six weeks.

Source: PA