Date: 20th November 2015 at 4:15pm
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It kept him out of those crucial internationals for the Irish in midweek and it will keep him out of any action in the Sky Bet Championship at Portman Road tomorrow, as David McGoldrick continues to be hindered by a niggly groin strain.

Manager Mick McCarthy explained to the media in some detail, ‘He`s not trained yet – he`s nowhere near for tomorrow and I would think next week will be a bit too soon for him as well because the truth of the matter is that he is still injured. He`s got a pretty nasty groin injury, it`s turned out to be that way from a couple of weeks back when he started to feel it and that is why there is no way he can play tomorrow and beyond so we will just have to monitor his progress carefully’

Brighter news however is that Luke Hyam is back in action but not I might add for the first team but for the under 21’s and he was picked to play some part against Queens Park Rangers this afternoon apparently.

McCarthy said that everyone else if fighting fit but it is unlikely that he will stray too far from the team that have won two on the bounce of late and are looking for a third consecutive victory at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow afternoon.

In view of the fact that the blues are the hosts, you would normally expect a win but home wins have been hard to come by this term so far and remember; we actually drew four in a row before we defeated Bolton so we must not take anything for granted here.

Wolves have had an erratic start to their season but supporters believe a lot of their wayward form relates to the departure of left winger Bakary Sako, who moved to Premier League side Crystal Palace in the summer.

They also have had to make do without Nouha Dicko, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury and he was inspirational in attack when he was a regular in the team.

Injuries have deprived Wolves of a number of other key players for the game at Portman Road tomorrow afternoon and these include Arsenal loan signing Emiliano Martinez but youth product Carl Ikeme will replace keeper Martinez, who limped off with a thigh problem against Burnley last time out.

Wolves defenders Kortney Hause, due to a hamstring tear and Ethan Ebanks-Landell (foot) are ruled out through injury too but the blues are only a little concerned about Daryl Murphy and Tommy Oar after their international excursions but both should be fit enough to start if called upon.

Oar will probably be on the bench along with Jonathan Parr and Bartosz Bialkowski. Larsen Toure and I suspect Polish defender Piotr Malarczyk will also be sitting this one out.

I predict a 3-1 win for Town and and perhaps too, a significant rise up the table in the process.

The main objective though is to claw our way back into play-off contention so we cannot afford any more slip-ups at home tomorrow.


Frank Weston Editor of Vital Ipswich

 

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