Ipswich captain David Norris is set to miss out again for the visit of managerless Scunthorpe.
Midfielder Norris has missed the last two games through suspension after picking up 10 yellow cards but is now struggling with an ankle injury as Paul Jewell's side look to recover from their midweek trouncing by Watford.
Norris has not trained all week so on-loan West Ham man Kieron Dyer is set to start against the strugglers, while Colin Healy could come back after five weeks out with a stomach injury.
Mark Kennedy - who can play in midfield or at left-back - will be out for several weeks with a hamstring injury so Darren O`Dea will continue at full-back.
Goalkeeper Brian Murphy has stepped up his comeback from a broken ankle after coming out of plaster but Marton Fulop will continue.
Defender Tommy Smith has joined League One side Colchester on loan until the end of the season.