Ipswich Town v Brentford

8 Apr

Mick McCarthy


With only one win in five Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy has seen his side fall seven points outside the play-offs

BBC coverage

How to follow:
Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website

TEAM NEWS

Ipswich top scorer Daryl Murphy remains sidelined with a calf injury.

Despite returning from injury in midweek, midfielder Teddy Bishop and forward David McGoldrick are not expected to start.

Brentford midfielder John Swift (Achilles) and striker Leandro Rodriguez (hamstring) will not feature for The Bees.

Manager Dean Smith could stick with the side that beat Bolton last week.

MATCH FACTS

  • Ipswich have never lost at home to Brentford in all competitions in their history, winning three and drawing two.
  • The Bees’ only victory over the Tractor Boys came in their first meeting in November 1955 – they have failed to win any of the 10 games since (D4 L6).
  • Ipswich have failed to find the net in their last three Championship games – they have not gone four without scoring since February 2007 (five games in total).
  • Lasse Vibe has had a hand in four of Brentford’s last six goals (three goals, one assist).
  • Brentford, winners on their last away trip against Nottingham Forest, have not won back-to-back games on the road since October 2015.

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