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Andrews: Ready to return

Andrews: Ready to return

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Keith Andrews is set to return for Ipswich - but the encounter is likely to come too soon for Ibrahima Sonko.

On-loan midfielder Andrews, Town's second leading scorer this season with five goals, missed last weekend's late 3-2 loss at Nottingham Forest with a broken nose.

Centre-back Sonko, meanwhile, has not starred since the club's convincing defeat at Millwall at the end of October due to a persistent hamstring complaint.

Manager Paul Jewell told the club's official website: "Keith is okay and he trained with us on Wednesday. Obviously he had a bang on his nose but he's had the operation and he feels fine now, which is good.

"Sonko has trained with us for the first time since he got injured against Millwall but we will have to be careful with him. We will see how he is but Saturday may come too early for him as he hasn't trained too much since the injury."

It has been a busy couple of days at Portman Road and goalkeeper Richard Wright comes into contention for the clash having has re-signed until the end of the season. However, Tamas Priskin, Ronan Murray and Shane O'Connor have departed on loan while Colin Healy's contract has been ended by mutual consent.

Reading, meanwhile, are sweating over the fitness of Joseph Mills.

Full-back Mills has picked up an ankle injury which will be assessed prior to the match at Portman Road.

Should the young defender not be fit enough to feature in the clash, Ian Harte is likely to deputise.

Meanwhile, Brynjar Gunnarsson remains sidelined with the calf strain he picked up in a reserve-team fixture a fortnight ago, but centre-back Bongani

Khumalo has returned to training following the ankle problem which prevented him playing for South Africa recently.

Young striker Nicholas Bignall is also out of contention as he recovers from the knee surgery which cut short his loan spell at Wycombe.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 24 October 2014
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Fulham v Charlton
Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:15
Millwall v Cardiff
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth
Bolton v Brentford
Brighton v Rotherham
Derby v Wigan
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld
Leeds v Wolves
M'boro v Watford
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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