Date: 16th October 2020 at 4:47pm
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Well, I think he will. I expect Jon Nolan to replace Emyr Huws in midfield but it is unlikely he will tamper further with the side that stuffed Blackpool 1- 4! They say you should never change a winning team but this swap seems almost inevitable. Emyr Huws was arguably struggling throughout the win at the Seasiders, and was guilty of a number of stray passes that put our defence under unforced pressure.

The other reason that Nolan should come back into the side is that he scores goals. Now then, when he was at the peak of his abilities, Huws could also find the net to good effect. Who can ever forget that stunning volley against Newcastle United for example? The trouble is Huws is still not looking in great shape. The counter-argument to Nolan’s inclusion is that you only really reach match fitness by playing competitive football but he will probably have to bide his time on the bench for the moment and he will be joined on bench warming duties by new loan signing Keanan Bennetts, Kayden Jackson, Freddie Sears, David Cornell, Mark McGuinness and Luke Woolfenden.

Stephen Ward is still not fit enough to resume at left wing-back so Myles Kenlock will deputise again. The rest of the Town defence will remain the same and that means the central defensive partnership of Toto Nsiala and James Wilson continues.

Accrington Stanley, who currently lie in 6th place in the table are in a boyant mood. Their manager John Coleman feels his side is full of confidence and will not be fazed by Ipswich Town’s unbeaten start. He explained his thinking in the Lancahsire Telegraph when he said boldly, “It is early days and I do not think you can judge anyone after five games but everyone does look at the league table and Ipswich have had a good start. I think you can only tell after 10-12 games when things start to settle down. We know they have good players but we know we have good players, we can give anyone a game in this league and we will be going there to win!”

This will not be an easly game for the Blues at an empty Portman Road but they Tractor Boys know that if they see off the men from Lancashire, they not only remain at the top of the table but can also knock down of their greatest rivals off their perch in the process.

 

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