On-loan O'Dea set for Town debut

Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane could hand a debut to on-loan defender Darren O'Dea in their Championship clash at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Last Updated: 20/08/10 at 13:43

O'Dea: Set for debut

O'Dea: Set for debut

O'Dea could make his debut after joining on loan from Celtic while Tottenham winger Andros Townsend impressed on his bow last week and should keep his place.

Ipswich will also begin life without former captain Jon Walters, who was left out of the 1-1 draw with Burnley last weekend after his reaction to manager Roy Keane's decision to strip him of the armband and has subsequently joined Stoke.

Midfielder David Norris celebrated being named as new skipper by scoring his third goal in two games against the Clarets and he will continue to be partnered by teenager Luke Hyam. But Grant Leadbitter is a doubt after only lasting 45 minutes of that draw before coming off with an ankle injury.

Centre-half Gareth McAuley has recovered from a back injury but winger Carlos Edwards has a groin problem which will sideline him for several weeks. Mark Kennedy sustained a hamstring injury on his debut a fortnight ago and is not fit.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Brighton v Yeovil
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:15
Burnley v Ipswich  
15:00
Birmingham v Leeds  
Bournemth v N Forest  
Charlton v Blackburn  
Derby v Watford  
Doncaster v Reading  
Huddersfld v Leicester  
Middlesbro' v Barnsley  
QPR v Millwall  

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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