Ipswich v Portsmouth preview

17 October 2011 12:59
Team news for Tuesday night's Championship clash between Ipswich and Portsmouth at Portman Road.[LNB] Manager Paul Jewell has no new injury concerns as Ipswich entertain Pompey.[LNB]Jewell has named an unchanged starting XI for five consecutive games and will have the chance to stick with his preferred line-up once more.[LNB]Defender Reece Wabara (hamstring) and midfielder Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (ankle) recovered from minor knocks to appear from the bench in the Tractor Boys' 2-2 draw with Cardiff on Saturday and will be pushing for a start.[LNB]He told the Green'Un: "We have one or two bumps and bruises from Saturday as you always do. With three games in a week, we have to make sure we temper our training."[LNB]Striker Daryl Murphy is available after recovering from a hamstring injury and could be involved.[LNB]However Jewell is unlikely to break up the strike-partnership of Jason Scotland and Michael Chopra after both netted against the Bluebirds.[LNB]Dave Kitson could return to the Pomepy's starting line-up for the trip to Town.[LNB]The striker appeared as a second-half substitute in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Barnsley after recovering from the rib injury which had kept him out of the previous five matches.[LNB]Caretaker bosses Guy Whittingham and Stuart Gray have no new injury concerns and will otherwise be tempted to stick with the side which secured Pompey's third win of the season.[LNB]Ricardo Rocha was restored to the defence for his first start in two months and Luke Varney returned in attack following a three-match suspension.[LNB]Midfielder David Norris will go back to Portman Road for the first time since he left to join Pompey over the summer.

Source: Team_Talk