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Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts, Jaime Peters manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Proctor, Mark Kennedy makes a clearance.
David Norris is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
The ball is swung over by Jaime Peters, clearance by Daniel Devine.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Troy Brown by Doyle Middleton. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
Doyle Middleton challenges Andy Drury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from left wing.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Drury. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
Luciano Civelli joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Scotland.
Carlos Edwards delivers the ball, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
Jason Scotland challenges Scott Leather unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
Jaime Peters comes on in place of Josh Carson.
Danny Mayor takes a shot. Save made by Marton Fulop.
Doyle Middleton has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the left by-line, Shot from 20 yards from David Norris. Scott Leather gets a block in.
Andy Drury produces a cross, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.
Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.
Carlos Edwards produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
The referee gives a free kick against Jamie Proctor for handball. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Drury crosses the ball, clearance by Daniel Devine.
Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop.
Foul by Josh Carson on Billy Jones, free kick awarded. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Paul Coutts, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.
Paul Hayes takes a shot. Save made by Marton Fulop.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, clearance made by Damien Delaney.
The ball is crossed by Paul Coutts, clearance by Troy Brown.
(Preston) makes a substitution, with Doyle Middleton coming on for Adam Barton.
The ball is crossed by Andy Drury, David Norris concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Jones. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
Andy Drury joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ronan Murray.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Bullard by Danny Mayor. Booking for Danny Mayor for unsporting behaviour. Jimmy Bullard shoots direct from the free kick.
Corner taken by Paul Coutts, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
Barry Nicholson takes a shot. Save by Marton Fulop.
Mark Kennedy delivers the ball, clearance made by Daniel Devine.
The ball is crossed by Jamie Proctor, Troy Brown manages to make a clearance.
Josh Carson takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
A cross is delivered by Jamie Proctor.
Foul by Mark Kennedy on Paul Coutts, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
Effort on goal by Paul Coutts from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Paul Coutts takes a shot. Troy Brown gets a block in.
Goal scored by Paul Coutts from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ipswich 2-1 Preston.
Jason Scotland is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Carlos Edwards, clearance made by Craig Morgan.
Jimmy Bullard produces a cross, clearance made by Billy Jones.
Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Daniel Devine gets a block in.
Shot on goal by Jamie Proctor from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Paul Hayes replaces Chris Brown.
Jason Scotland sends in a cross, Effort from just outside the area by Josh Carson goes over the bar.
Adam Barton concedes a free kick for a foul on David Norris. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.
Centre by Jimmy Bullard, Iain Turner makes a save.
Jimmy Bullard takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Danny Mayor.
The ball is sent over by Mark Kennedy, clearance made by Scott Leather.
Ronan Murray takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Coutts.
Corner taken by Danny Mayor, clearance by Jimmy Bullard.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Josh Carson. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
Ronan Murray crosses the ball, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
Shot from long range by Josh Carson misses to the right of the goal.
Scott Leather concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Carson. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jimmy Bullard, save by Iain Turner.
Foul by Jimmy Bullard on Danny Mayor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Proctor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Troy Brown by Jamie Proctor. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.
Carlos Edwards produces a cross, Grant Leadbitter has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Ronan Murray delivers the ball.
Mark Kennedy decides to take a short corner, A cross is delivered by Jimmy Bullard, save by Iain Turner.
Billy Jones produces a mishit right-footed shot from 18 yards. Clearance by Jimmy Bullard.
Corner taken short by Jimmy Bullard.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Leadbitter on Keith Treacy. Jamie Proctor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Keith Treacy. Free kick taken by Barry Nicholson.
The ball is swung over by Jimmy Bullard, clearance made by Craig Morgan.
Corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor from the left by-line, Billy Jones produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Mayor, A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy, David Norris gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken by Danny Mayor.
The ball is sent over by Ronan Murray.
Scott Leather produces a cross, Troy Brown makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by David Norris. Billy Jones takes the indirect free kick.
David Norris grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 2-0 Preston.Assist on the goal came from Ronan Murray.
Paul Coutts takes a shot. Damien Delaney gets a block in.
Josh Carson crosses the ball.
Scott Leather crosses the ball, save made by Marton Fulop.
Ronan Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
Billy Jones sends in a cross, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
Chris Brown is caught offside. Troy Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Leather delivers the ball.
Jason Scotland finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 Preston.Assist by Josh Carson.
Keith Treacy sends in a cross, save by Marton Fulop.
Ronan Murray sends in a cross, Billy Jones makes a clearance.
Troy Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Treacy. The referee shows Troy Brown a yellow card. Barry Nicholson produces a cross, Daniel Devine has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
The ball is delivered by Jimmy Bullard, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard, clearance made by Scott Leather.
Quartet missing for Tractor Boys
Ipswich will be without four first-team players for the visit of relegated Preston.
Teenage striker Connor Wickham missed the 4-1 defeat at Swansea on Monday with a rib injury and is out while on-loan Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard is unlikely to be fit after a recurrence of his long-standing knee problem.
Captain Gareth McAuley had to be replaced during the second-half with a groin strain and is out while on-loan Celtic defender Darren O'Dea has played his last game for the club.
O'Dea picked up an ankle injury on Monday and is out for the rest of the season so Mark Kennedy will return at left-back.
Striker Tamas Priskin is back at Portman Road after a knee injury ended his loan spell with Swansea but he will not feature again this season.
Preston boss Phil Brown is short of defenders as his relegated side head for their final away game of the season.
Bongani Khumalo's loan spell is over after he underwent surgery on his injured foot.
The 24-year-old Tottenham defender picked up the injury during North End's 4-0 defeat to Millwall last Saturday.
Fellow centre-back Leon Cort lasted 58 minutes of his comeback from a damaged hamstring in the 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff on Easter Monday.
He suffered a recurrence of the injury and is unlikely to be risked again this season, while defenders Sean St Ledger, Conor McLaughlin and David Gray are already on the injured list.
Striker Iain Hume was forced off against the Bluebirds with a leg injury and will be assessed.
Town increase Preston woe
Ipswich piled the misery on relegated Preston with a 2-1 victory which helped them exorcise the demons of two heavy defeats.
First-half goals from Jason Scotland and David Norris put the Tractor Boys in control at the break and although Paul Coutts hit back early in the second half, Preston's comeback never materialised.
Having conceded nine goals in their previous two matches, including five against fierce rivals Norwich in their previous home match, Paul Jewell's side will have been pleased to mark the occasion of their final home npower Championship game of the season with a win.
North End's recent good record at Portman Road, where they had won on three of their previous five visits, seemed to count for little as they toiled in the Suffolk sunshine throughout the first half.
The defence was caught napping inside the opening 10 minutes when Josh Carson burst into the area and squared the ball for Scotland, who made no mistake from 12 yards.
The hosts pressed again soon after but Jimmy Bullard's searching diagonal ball was just too long for Norris.
And in the 19th minute the hosts doubled their advantage when Norris powered home his 11th of the season from inside the box after good work from Bullard and Ronan Murray.
A shell-shocked Preston side tried to pick themselves up from the double blow and won a succession of corners, but Danny Mayor's deliveries failed to create a clear opening.
North End boss Phil Brown made an early change as he sought to reinvigorate his flagging side, with Keith Treacy coming on for Jamie Proctor.
But Billy Jones' miscued effort from the edge of the area, which was gathered and cleared easily by Bullard, summed up their first-half display.
The match came to life as a contest seven minutes into the second half when Coutts directed a neat effort into the bottom corner from 18 yards out.
The goal unsettled Ipswich as the away side began to cause them more problems. Marton Fulop fumbled a shot from Coutts and Mark Kennedy had to clear under pressure as Brown's men went in search of an equaliser.
Ipswich were beginning to lose their shape and discipline, allowing the likes of Coutts, Adam Barton and Barry Nicholson to pull the strings in midfield.
Fulop was forced into a smart save when Nicholson latched onto Barton's through-ball as North End stepped up the pressure.
An increasingly restless home crowd were almost relieved of their frustrations when Bullard found himself with a chance to shoot from 20 yards, but his usually reliable right foot let him down as he blasted over.
With time running out, Coutts fired one last chance narrowly wide but Ipswich held on to give themselves a shot of finishing in the top half, while Preston will need a win on the final day to avoid finishing bottom of the pile.
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