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

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

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

There are no fixtures at present.

Footer 365

Premier League: Edin Dzeko signs new four-year Manchester City deal

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City.

Champions League: Callum McGregor on target in Celtic draw

Celtic claimed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.

Transfer news: Juventus insist there is no truth in Arturo Vidal to Manchester United talk

Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta insists there's no substance to the talk linking Arturo Vidal to Man United.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property