Ipswich v Doncaster preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Ipswich and Doncaster at Portman Road.

Last Updated: 21/01/11 at 12:01

Livermore: Has groin problem

Livermore: Has groin problem

Ipswich will be without Jake Livermore for the clash with Donny.

The on-loan Tottenham midfielder has returned to his parent club with a groin injury and could require surgery on a double hernia.

Fellow midfielder Lee Martin could be a surprise inclusion after manager Paul Jewell cut short his season-long loan deal at Charlton.

But striker Rory Fallon will not feature after Jewell ended his loan from Plymouth early.

Midfielder Grant Leadbitter can return after serving a three-game ban, but goalkeeper Brian Murphy is set to be out for at least three months with an ankle injury so Marton Fulop will continue.

Winger Shane O'Connor also remains sidelined with a dislocated shoulder and midfielder Luke Hyam (hamstring) is out.

Matt Kilgallon is expected to return to Doncaster's starting line-up for the game and new signing Paul Keegan will be included in the squad.

Kilgallon made his Rovers debut last Saturday in the defeat at Reading but was not eligible for the FA Cup loss at Wolves in midweek, while midfielder Keegan was signed from Irish side Bohemians this week on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

Rovers will be without defender Joe Mills, on loan from Southampton, for another three weeks due to a cracked shin bone and midfielder Martin Woods will miss out after suffering a recurrence of a groin injury that has dogged him for most of the season.

Fellow midfielder Simon Gillett (knee) and defender Wayne Thomas (calf) remain sidelined, as does skipper Brian Stock due to his ongoing back problem.

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Championship Fixtures

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Birmingham v Leeds  
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 44 37 96
2 Burnley 44 34 89
3 Derby 44 30 81
4 QPR 44 15 76
5 Wigan 43 15 70
6 Reading 44 12 67
7 Brighton 44 12 66
8 N Forest 44 7 65
9 Ipswich 44 6 65
10 Blackburn 44 5 64
11 Bournemth 44 -1 63
12 Watford 43 17 60
13 Middlesbro' 44 7 58
14 Bolton 44 -3 55
15 Sheff Wed 44 1 53
16 Leeds 44 -10 53
17 Huddersfld 44 -8 50
18 Charlton 43 -23 45
19 Doncaster 44 -28 44
20 Millwall 44 -29 44
21 Birmingham 43 -13 43
22 Blackpool 44 -27 43
23 Barnsley 44 -30 39
24 Yeovil 44 -26 37

Updated Thu, 24 Apr 2014

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