Wickham set to start against Bluebirds

Ipswich manager Roy Keane could revert to 4-4-2 for the visit of Cardiff on Saturday, with Connor Wickham handed a starting role.

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Wickham: Set for first start of the season

Wickham: Set for first start of the season

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Keane fielded Jason Scotland as a lone striker against Championship leaders QPR in midweek but saw Neil Warnock's outfit romp to a 3-0 win - Town's first league defeat of the season.

Teenager Wickham came on as a half-time substitute and could be handed his first start of the season alongside Scotland after making a swift recovery from an ankle injury sustained in pre-season.

Shane O'Connor is out with a hamstring problem while long-term absentees Luciano Civelli (knee) and Damien Delaney (blood clot) are close to a return after resuming training and playing for the reserves.

On-loan Celtic defender Darren O'Dea missed the QPR defeat with a recurrence of his knee injury and is unlikely to return so Mark Kennedy will start at left-back against the side he left in the summer.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 08 August 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Cardiff  
Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Brentford v Charlton  
Brighton v Sheff Wed  
Derby v Rotherham  
Huddersfld v Bournemth  
Middlesbro' v Birmingham  
Millwall v Leeds  
N Forest v Blackpool  
Watford v Bolton  
Wigan v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Birmingham 0 0 0
2 Blackburn 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0
4 Bolton 0 0 0
5 Bournemth 0 0 0
6 Brentford 0 0 0
7 Brighton 0 0 0
8 Cardiff 0 0 0
9 Charlton 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0
12 Huddersfld 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0
14 Leeds 0 0 0
15 Middlesbro' 0 0 0
16 Millwall 0 0 0
17 Norwich 0 0 0
18 N Forest 0 0 0
19 Reading 0 0 0
20 Rotherham 0 0 0
21 Sheff Wed 0 0 0
22 Watford 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0

Updated Mon, 14 Jul 2014

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