Martin banned for derby clash

20 April 2011 03:30
Ipswich will be without suspended winger Lee Martin for the East Anglian derby clash with Norwich at Portman Road. Martin starts a three-match ban for his sending-off in the first-half of the 1-0 win at Bristol City on Saturday. Jason Scotland was dropped to the bench to incorporate Martin in the starting line-up at Ashton Gate so he could be recalled. Midfielder Grant Leadbitter is a doubt after sustaining a nasty head injury against the Robins causing his withdrawal on a stretcher in the 70th minute. Defender Mark Kennedy is also rated as doubtful after he missed out at the weekend with a hamstring problem that has plagued him all season. If Kennedy fails to make it on-loan Celtic man Darren O`Dea will continue to deputise while Colin Healy could come in if Leadbitter loses his race to be fit.

Source: PA