Ipswich v Preston preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between Ipswich and Preston at Portman Road.

Last Updated: 29/04/11 at 11:27

Wickham: Has a rib injury

Wickham: Has a rib injury

More of the games that matter

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

Ipswich will be without four first-team players for the visit of relegated Preston.

Teenage striker Connor Wickham missed the 4-1 defeat at Swansea on Monday with a rib injury and is out while on-loan Hull midfielder Jimmy Bullard is unlikely to be fit after a recurrence of his long-standing knee problem.

Captain Gareth McAuley had to be replaced during the second-half with a groin strain and is out while on-loan Celtic defender Darren O'Dea has played his last game for the club.

O'Dea picked up an ankle injury on Monday and is out for the rest of the season so Mark Kennedy will return at left-back.

Striker Tamas Priskin is back at Portman Road after a knee injury ended his loan spell with Swansea but he will not feature again this season.

Preston boss Phil Brown is short of defenders as his relegated side ahead of their final away game of the season.

Bongani Khumalo's loan spell is over after he underwent surgery on his injured foot.

The 24-year-old Tottenham defender picked up the injury during North End's 4-0 defeat to Millwall last Saturday.

Fellow centre-back Leon Cort lasted 58 minutes of his comeback from a damaged hamstring in the 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff on Easter Monday.

He suffered a recurrence of the injury and is unlikely to be risked again this season, while defenders Sean St Ledger, Conor McLaughlin and David Gray are already on the injured list.

Striker Iain Hume was forced off against the Bluebirds with a leg injury and will be assessed.

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.

Championship Fixtures

Friday, 06 March 2015
19:45
Fulham v B'mouth
Saturday, 07 March 2015
15:00
Blackpool v Sheff Wed  
Cardiff v Charlton  
Derby v Birm'ham  
Huddsf'ld v Rotherham  
Ipswich v Brentford  
Millwall v Norwich  
N Forest v M'boro  
Wigan v Leeds  
Wolves v Watford  

Footer 365

Roy Hodgson says Harry Kane is ready to play for England but may have to wait

Roy Hodgson says Tottenham striker Harry Kane is ready to play for England but says it is not a certainty he will be called up.

Papiss Cisse faces seven-match ban after admitting FA charge

Newcastle's Papiss Cisse faces a seven-match ban after admitting an FA charge relating to Wednesday's spitting incident.

FA charges Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans

The FA have charged Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans over Wednesday's 'spitting' incident.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

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