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Jimmy Bullard challenges Neal Eardley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot.
The ball is delivered by Jimmy Bullard, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher crosses the ball.
Effort on goal by Matt Phillips from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Short corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Tamas Priskin takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard.
The ball is swung over by Ludovic Sylvestre, save by Alex McCarthy.
The ball is crossed by Tamas Priskin, save made by Mark Howard.
A cross is delivered by Luke Hyam, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.
The ball is sent over by Aaron Cresswell.
The official flags Kevin Phillips offside. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.
Centre by Matt Phillips, clearance made by Tommy Smith.
Matt Phillips takes a shot. Alex McCarthy makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Lee Martin, blocked by Chris Basham.
Chris Basham receives a caution for dissent.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard.
Kevin Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alex McCarthy takes the indirect free kick.
Kevin Phillips fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 2-2 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Elliot Grandin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tamas Priskin on Alex Baptiste. Mark Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Tamas Priskin. Blocked by Alex Baptiste.
The ball is crossed by Jimmy Bullard.
Elliot Grandin takes a shot.
Jimmy Bullard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh Carson.
Josh Carson has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Alex Baptiste. Corner taken by Andy Drury from the left by-line.
Tamas Priskin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Scotland.
Shot by Luke Hyam. Save by Mark Howard.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Drury, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.
Neal Eardley crosses the ball, Elliot Grandin finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 2-1 Blackpool.Assist by Kevin Phillips.
Matt Phillips produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Foul by Lee Martin on Chris Basham, free kick awarded. Stephen Crainey takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Mark Howard takes the indirect free kick.
Elliot Grandin on for Thomas Ince.
The referee blows for offside. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Andy Drury, Tommy Smith finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Ipswich 2-0 Blackpool.Assist by Andy Drury.
Carlos Edwards produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Mark Howard. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a short corner.
Kevin Phillips is caught offside. Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
The ball is swung over by Neal Eardley, clearance made by Tommy Smith.
Kevin Phillips replaces Martinez Angel.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Phillips. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crosses the ball, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.
The ball is crossed by Andy Drury, Danny Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lomana Tresor LuaLua.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Martin from the left by-line, Ibrahima Sonko takes a shot.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.
Centre by Neal Eardley, Carlos Edwards makes a clearance.
Jason Scotland produces a cross, Effort from the edge of the box by Lee Martin goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Josh Carson crosses the ball, clearance made by Martinez Angel.
Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross, Danny Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas challenges Martinez Angel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Matt Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Ibrahima Sonko. Free kick taken by Tommy Smith.
Shot from long distance by Matt Phillips misses to the right of the goal.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Crainey. Lee Martin decides to take a short corner.
Thomas Ince concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Drury. Aaron Cresswell takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance made by Ludovic Sylvestre.
Chris Basham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Martin. Aaron Cresswell takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is swung over by Stephen Crainey, Shot by Lomana Tresor LuaLua from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
The official flags Danny Wilson offside. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen Crainey sends in a cross.
Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line, Andy Drury manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Aaron Cresswell, Lee Martin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Josh Carson crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Luke Hyam from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Carlos Edwards sends in a cross.
Chris Basham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Drury. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Matt Phillips gets a block in.
Martinez Angel challenges Jason Scotland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Cresswell has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Mark Howard.
Effort from the edge of the area by Josh Carson goes wide of the right-hand post.
Foul by Luke Hyam on Lomana Tresor LuaLua, free kick awarded. Martinez Angel restarts play with the free kick. Luke Hyam goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Effort on goal by Martinez Angel from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
The ball is swung over by Neal Eardley, Josh Carson makes a clearance. Thomas Ince takes a inswinging corner.
Lee Martin is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.
Thomas Ince produces a cross, Danny Wilson has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Martinez Angel takes a shot. Aaron Cresswell gets a block in. Corner from right by-line taken by Thomas Ince.
Foul by Lee Martin on Thomas Ince, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Carson on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Indirect free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ludovic Sylvestre on Andy Drury. Tommy Smith takes the indirect free kick.
Thomas Ince takes a short corner.
Short corner taken by Matt Phillips.
Martinez Angel concedes an unfortunate own goal. Ipswich 1-0 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Lee Martin.
Lee Martin produces a cross.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua fouled by Aaron Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the indirect free kick. Aaron Cresswell shown a yellow card.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas fouled by Chris Basham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
The ball is sent over by Jason Scotland.
The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards.
The ball is sent over by Lee Martin.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
Tractor Boys wait on Scotland
Ipswich are hopeful Jason Scotland is fit for the visit of promotion-chasing Blackpool.
The striker was forced off in the 79th minute of Wednesday's 2-1 defeat at Birmingham having taken a couple of knocks but manager Paul Jewell is confident he will be okay.
Skipper Grant Leadbitter also emerged from the clash nursing a minor complaint but is expected to shrug it off.
Otherwise, Jewell is not expected to have any of his injured players available.
Jimmy Bullard remains sidelined with a serious virus, as does fellow midfielder Lee Bowyer (groin) while defender Damien Delaney continues to be doubtful with a foot problem.
Town have lost 11 of their previous 14 matches in all competitions and currently sit just three points above the drop zone.
Matt Gilks is nearing fitness but this game will come too soon for the Blackpool goalkeeper.
A groin injury has kept Gilks on the sidelines since the goalless draw with Watford in December and, although he is due to resume full training next week with a view to returning in the for the home clash with Crystal Palace, Mark Howard will deputise between the posts for the a fifth consecutive game.
Barry Ferguson serves the final game of a three-match ban after the Seasiders' captain received a straight red card in the defeat at Birmingham on New Year's Eve.
Boss Ian Holloway fielded a number of fringe players in midfield and defence for last weekend's 5-1 FA Cup win at Fleetwood, and he admits their impressive display has given him a few selection for the trip to Portman Road.
"I've got a few problems to say the least," said Holloway. "A few people came back in to thicken up our squad so I've got some decisions to make for the weekend.
"It will be tough but I've try and pick a team which I think might be able to beat Ipswich, which is no mean feat."
Grandin saves Seasiders
Elliot Grandin came off the bench to earn Blackpool a point from a 2-2 draw, scoring one and setting up Kevin Phillips for the equaliser as struggling Ipswich squandered a two-goal lead.
Paul Jewell's side appeared to have done enough to snap their five-game winless streak after Angel Martinez's own goal and Tommy Smith's second-half strike.
But Grandin brought the visitors back into the match, scoring their first just three minutes after he had been brought on and then setting up Phillips for his eighth goal of the season to ensure they left Suffolk with a point.
Phillips then missed a glorious chance to win it but Ipswich held on to move four points clear of the npower Championship relegation zone.
The Tractor Boys did not allow their recent slump in form to disrupt their attacking intentions early on and they led after just 10 minutes.
Jason Scotland started the move by flicking the ball out to Lee Martin before driving into the box, determined to meet the winger's cross.
His inviting delivery was sent Scotland's way but Martinez reached the ball first, only to glance his header into the corner of his own net.
That goal gave the hosts confidence and Josh Carson came within a whisker of adding a second but his clever lob dropped agonisingly wide of Blackpool goalkeeper Mark Howard's goal.
The visitors' three-man attack was often starved of service but Lomana LuaLua only had himself to blame when he sliced Stephen Crainey's first-time cross wide.
They suffered a blow in the opening exchanges of the second half when LuaLua was forced off with a hamstring injury and it got worse for them on the hour mark when Smith headed home his first goal of the season.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was instrumental in the build-up, breezing past players on the right wing before teeing up Andy Drury to pick out Smith at the back post, and the defender planted his header into the top corner.
But the visitors were given a lifeline five minutes later when a lapse in concentration from Ipswich's defence allowed Grandin to reduce the deficit.
Nobody in a blue shirt picked up Phillips from Neal Eardley's cross and Grandin was left with a simple finish after goalkeeper Alex McCarthy spilled Phillips' header into his path.
Ipswich pressed for a third goal and were caught on the counter-attack. Grandin picked out Phillips in the middle of the penalty area and he smashed the ball into the net with the outside of his foot 10 minutes from time.
McCarthy may feel he could have done more with Phillips' leveller but he redeemed himself shortly afterwards when he denied the veteran striker after he had beaten the offside trap.
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