O'Dea doubt for Town

13 September 2010 11:30
Ipswich have an injury worry over Darren O'Dea ahead of the clash with leaders QPR. O'Dea pulled out of the Republic of Ireland squad last week with a knee injury but started the goalless draw at Portsmouth on Saturday. However, the on-loan Celtic man came off at Fratton Park so Mark Kennedy could make his home debut after recovering from a hamstring injury. Winger Andros Townsend is back from a three-match suspension and will come into contention while manager Roy Keane could be tempted to hand a first start to teenage striker Connor Wickham. The 17-year-old was a surprise substitute at Fratton Park after making a swift recovery from an ankle injury sustained in pre-season and is in contention. Shane O'Connor is out with a hamstring problem while long-term absentees Luciano Civelli (knee) and Damien Delaney (blood clot) are close to a return after resuming training.

Source: PA