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Leacock: Serving one-match ban

Leacock: Serving one-match ban

Ipswich manager Roy Keane is waiting on the fitness of a number of players.

Captain David Norris missed the 2-1 win at Sheffield United on Saturday with an ankle injury which will again sideline him and Grant Leadbitter - who took the armband at Bramall Lane - picked up a knock against the Blades.

Right-back Tom Eastman also took a kick but Keane is hopeful the duo will be fit to face the Rams.

Defenders Darren O'Dea (knee) and Mark Kennedy (hamstring) have both been out in recent weeks but Keane revealed at the weekend that they had a chance of being involved at Portman Road.

Midfielder Colin Healy is recovering from a hamstring and then groin injury but would not have been involved anyway.

Town are level on points with Nigel Clough's side and could go into fourth with a home win.

Derby defender Dean Leacock is suspended for the trip to Ipswich.

Leacock serves a one-match ban after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during the home victory over Portsmouth.

Miles Addison will be in the Rams squad again after his first taste of action in 10 months against Pompey but it remains to be seen whether he will replace Leacock at Portman Road, despite the continued absence of fellow centre-halves Russell Anderson (hamstring) and Jake Buxton (groin).

Addison underwent surgery on a foot in March and was initially told he could miss the entire season. However, he has made an earlier than expected recovery and appeared as a late substitute on Saturday.

Strikers Alberto Bueno (ankle and Achilles) and Luke Moore (hamstring) remain sidelined. The pair missed out against Portsmouth and are not fit enough to travel.

However, it is hoped that both players will be back in contention for the trip to Midlands rivals Leicester at the weekend.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn
Brighton v Blackpool
Burnley v Wigan
Derby v Barnsley
Ipswich v Bournemth
Millwall v Doncaster
QPR v Watford
Sheff Wed v Charlton
Yeovil v Huddersfld
17:15
Leeds v N Forest

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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