Ipswich need the points to avoid getting sucked back down into the bottom three, while Boro need to win in order to get back in among the automatic promotion places.
Town should be stronger with the addition of Richard Stearman and Stephen Henderson, while Mogga’s men have Kieron Dyer to get the creative juices flowing – even if it costing them £10k a game.
Ipswich Town Team News:
Stephen henderson will get his place back in goal, ousting Scott Loach. Richard Stearman will make his debut in front of the Portman Road crowd.
Anthony Wordsworth will make the step up from League One after his move from Colchester United.
Player to watch: Richard Stearman
A big momemnt for Stearman to show his worth and why McCarthy has so much faith in him.
Middlesbrough Team News:
Kieron Dyer is expected to make his Boro debut while defender Jonathan Woodgate poised to make his first appearance since New Year`s Day.
Scott McDonald is a doubt with a back injury.
Player to watch: Josh Mceachran
Lad on loan from Chelsea with bags of ability