• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 30 March 2013
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Portman Road
Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town

McGoldrick 45"

McGoldrick 48"

Emmanuel-Thomas 67"

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Ipswich Town vs Leeds United


Team Lineups

Ipswich Town

1 Loach
5 Stearman
4 Chambers
20 Smith
3 Cresswell
7 Edwards
19 Hyam
17 Drury
18 Tabb
27 Murphy
16 McGoldrick45"48"
Substitutes
12 Lee-Barrett
2 Hewitt
8 N'Daw
9 Emmanuel-Thomas67"
10 Chopra
21 Brown
35 Nouble

Leeds United

1 Kenny
25 Byram
2 Peltier
4 Lees
15 Warnock
7 Green
19 Norris
17 Brown
18 Tonge
9 Morison
11 Varney
Substitutes
12 Ashdown
5 Pearce
8 Austin
14 White
22 Habibou
32 Dawson
44 McCormack

Possession Stats

46%
54%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Ipswich Town

D W L D W L W D

Leeds United

D W W W D L W W
Head to Head
Leeds
2-0
Ipswich 15-Dec-2012
Leeds
3-1
Ipswich 21-Jan-2012
Ipswich
2-1
Leeds 27-Aug-2011
Leeds
0-0
Ipswich 12-Mar-2011
Ipswich
2-1
Leeds 02-Oct-2010
Leeds
1-1
Ipswich 28-Apr-2007



Match Preview









Loach set to get nod

Scott Loach is expected to start in goal for Ipswich against visitors Leeds.

Town's on-loan first-choice goalkeeper Stephen Henderson was last week recalled by parent club West Ham, bringing a premature end to his second spell at Portman Road this term.

Boss Mick McCarthy subsequently brought in former Blackburn keeper Jason Brown on Thursday on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

But Brown is understood to providing back-up for Loach, who will now get the chance to prove himself against Leeds.

Striker Frank Nouble is back in contention having missed Ipswich's 1-0 victory over Bolton last time out with a hamstring injury.

Winger Lee Martin serves the final game of his three-match suspension for the red card received at Nottingham Forest.

Leeds strikers Ross McCormack and Steve Morison are both hoping to return to action.

Both players missed the derby defeat to Huddersfield due to injuries sustained in the previous game against Peterborough.

McCormack took a blow to the head and Morison was forced off with a calf strain.

Habib Habibou made his debut alongside El-Hadji Diouf up front for Leeds against Huddersfield in their absence, but Warnock could be tempted to start with McCormack and Morison if they are fit.

Midfield pair Paul Green (Republic of Ireland) and Rudy Austin (Jamaica) are both expected to be in contention following international duty, while defender Tom Lees is likely to resume in the back four after appearing for England Under-21s.

Defenders Aidy White and Jason Pearce, plus midfielders Michael Brown and David Norris are pushing for recalls as Leeds bid to keep their fading play-off hopes alive.



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Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Newcastle 19 21 40
2 Brighton 19 17 39
3 Reading 19 1 34
4 Leeds 19 3 32
5 Birmingham 19 2 31
6 Sheff Wed 19 1 31
7 Norwich 19 4 30
8 Huddersfield 19 -3 30
9 Derby 19 4 29
10 Fulham 19 9 28

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