Stead sits out cup trip to Seasiders

Ipswich will be without striker Jon Stead for the FA Cup third-round trip to face Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.

Last Updated: 01/01/10 at 17:10

Stead: Banned against Blackpool

Stead: Banned against Blackpool

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Stead has been handed a four-match ban after he was sent off in the 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day and the Football Association rejected his appeal.

Stead played in the 3-0 win over QPR on Monday and scored twice but will now be out until the end of January.

Stern John's loan spell from Crystal Palace has come to an end but he may extend his deal in order to play against the Tangerines.

The future of Kevin Lisbie is also uncertain. Lisbie is due to return to Portman Road after half a season with Colchester but he cannot play on Saturday after representing Adrian Boothroyd's League One side in an earlier round.

New signing, goalkeeper Brian Murphy, is not eligible until next week so Arran Lee-Barrett will definitely remain in goal as Richard Wright remains sidelined with a serious knee injury.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

FA Cup Fixtures

Saturday, 30 May 2015
15:00
Arsenal v A Villa  

Footer 365

Eden Hazard lands PFA Player of the Year award

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been named the PFA Player of the Year.

Harry Kane lands PFA Young Player of the Year award

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Arsene Wenger says it is impossible for Chelsea to lose title

Arsene Wenger believes it is just a matter of time before Chelsea are crowned champions after their 0-0 draw at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company