Ipswich Town v Burton Albion

17 Oct

Teddy Bishop


Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop broke his nose twice in one month

BBC coverage

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

Ipswich Town midfielders Jonny Williams and Teddy Bishop could feature more prominently after returning from injury as substitutes at Blackburn.

David McGoldrick (ankle) is not expected to be involved until the weekend game against Newcastle.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough has a fully fit squad to choose from for the first time this campaign.

John Brayford and John Mousinho had been doubts against Wigan on Saturday, but both made the matchday squad.

BBC Radio Suffolk’s Graeme McLoughlin:

“Surely this will be the game when Ipswich Town break their drought in front of goal. If it isn’t, I fear the mood around Portman Road will turn even more sour with regards to manager Mick McCarthy.

“Five games without scoring and just four goals since the opening day of the season has already ended all hope for some of McCarthy’s side challenging for the play-offs this season.

“On the flip-side, Town have the joint second best defence in the entire EFL, with six clean sheets from their last 10 matches. It’s a solid foundation on which to build – but the building needs to start in earnest.”

Match facts

  • This is the first league meeting between the two sides.
  • Nigel Clough has won two of his last three league visits to Portman Road as a manager, both times as Derby boss (2-0 in November 2010 and 2-1 in October 2012).
  • Ipswich are winless in their last five league games (D3 L2), failing to score in any of those games.
  • Burton, meanwhile, are still looking for their first away win in the Championship (D4 L2 this season).
  • The Tractor Boys have made 298 interceptions in the Championship this season; at least 66 more than any other team.
  • The Brewers have scored more headed goals than any other Championship side so far (seven).

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