POLL: Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick’s season could be over with knee injury

David McGoldrick David McGoldrick

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
9:59 AM

Ipswich Town’s play-off hopes have been dealt a massive blow after it was revealed 16-goal striker David McGoldrick could be out for the rest of the season.

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McGoldrick limped off at the final whistle, against Blackpool on Saturday, with a knee injury and it has since been revealed the former Southampton frontman suffered knee ligament damage and is expected to miss 10 weeks.

“He has suffered a partial tear of the medial ligament in his right knee,” said Town physio Matt Byard.

“He had an MRI scan this morning and will be wearing a brace for the next six weeks. After that, you are looking at the rehabilitation of around four weeks, so in all we’d expect Didz to be out for 10 weeks, which obviously takes us up to the last week of the season.”

That leaves manager Mick McCarthy with eight-goal Daryl Murphy, three-goal Frank Nouble, Paul Taylor (one goal), and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake as his remaining attacking options.

Teenage striker Jack Marriott could be recalled from Woking, while McCarthy also has the option of entering the emergency loan market.

Luke Hyam is another concern for Town after being forced off in the first-half against Blackpool with a hamstring injury.

There is better news on Dean Gerken, who missed the Blackpool game with a ricked neck – and Paul Green, who took a heavy knock during his first start for Blues in the goalless draw.

“Gerks has a neck strain but it’s improved today and if that continues, he should be fit to train later in the week,” added Byard. “Paul took a bad kick on Saturday but again he should be fine for later in the week.”

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24 comments

  • Blimey the demise of Norwich is really getting to clever budgie!!!! The loss of McGoaldrick is a blow but fortunately we have Ebanks Blake & Nouble able to step into the team and fire us into the play-offs! Simples!

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    Stat-Matt

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • ive only made an account to ask this one question, I read nearly every post on here about Ipswich Town and I see a comment on nearly every post from the same Norwich fan time after time and I just don't get it. If your a Norwich fan why don't you worry about your own clubs relegation fight and leave are site alone. I really hope Ipswich fans aren't sad enough to do this on your page!

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    willynewt

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Budgies very chirpy this week, but then there are not many weekends go by when Norwich don't lose

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    tel

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • unlucky didz,time for someone else to take his chance maybe time to recall marriot,COYB.

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    david peters

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • On another web-site it's saying 'There's more to come from Nouble'. That says to me he comes straight-in the team. As Taylor is clearly out of favour Marriot should be re-called.

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    oldwhinger

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • here come the excuses.... ''if he had stayed fit, we may have gone up''

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    clever budgie

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Oh for goodness sake. Will all you haters please just stop "supporting" town and leave. This is a team game and as a team we have been playing well. If we can't do it with one man down we don't deserve to do it at all! I think think we're in with a chance...the next few games will set us up right!

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    Chris Church

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • A great shame to lose him at this stage of the season.. HAD we brought in those much needed players that many felt were needed. Those that worried were the money was going to come from....Dont you think that it was worth the risk considering where we were Think we will find out sooner that we wont make the play off's. Hate to say it a wasted opportunity is slipping away. Can't for the life of me understand it at all....We could have been a force if the right players were in from the last tranfer date ((Go on Prove me wrong i begg of you.))

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    User Removed

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Not convinced that we have been playing well. Doing well - definitely. More to come hopefully then we will see where we end up. In with a chance of the playoffs. Certainly

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    dbr

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • A "comedy creation" that is lacks comedy. Clever Canary is nearly as pathetic as you Ray. Which is more pitiful; a norwich fan with no life, or an ex-Ipswich fan stuck in the past, who continually bleats incorrectly about Town being an "offshore investment", when if they knew anything about finance, corporations and business in general would not be stating these ridiculous comments. I think that is the latter, since these comments are coupled with continual negativity derived from the fact they spend most of their time sitting in their bedsit pressing F5 on this page in the hope they can be the first to post....again. Sad times Ray.

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    Staidtastic

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • Maybe Clever Budgie has seen that the future is Blue!

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    Retired and Happy!

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Oh not so Clever Budgie. Town may miss out on promotion this time round but N0rw1ch look all set to be playing us next season. So looking forward to our derbys again.

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    Retired and Happy!

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • willynewt relax, clever canary is a 'comedy creation' posting mildly amusing comments to wind up idiots. Sadly, if you are a regular reader on here you will already know that most of the deluded posters on here are avid readers of the EDP and closet Norwich supporters. Given the awful fate and state of Town, this is somewhat understandable as Norwich have become what Town used to be

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    Ray Bidwolf

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • It's a great shame that David McGoldrick's season has ended so abruptly. He had done very well for us since his arrival. However, reaching the play-offs, let alone winning them was never a realistic possibility. Two more wins should make certain of survival allowing Mick McCarthy to start blooding some of the younger players, rather than bringing in loan players Certainly, as Mr Peters suggests, Jack Marriott should be given an extended run. Ipswich Town are in no position to spend lavishly and, as proven in the past, developing our own players must be the route to success.

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    Rod Cross

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • If you really are a clever budgie, it doesn't say much for the rest does it?

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    Brian Betts

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Wait for it, Alan Lee has given up booz and fags and is raring to go. Sorry MM I've forgotten his nickname, loser was it? You couldn't make this stuff up could you, relegation beckons on recent results. Bet they finish nearer the bottom 6 as opposed to the top 6.

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    floridaboy1

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Get Marriott back as impact player and SEB up front with Murphy. Sorted. All the best with your recovery Didz.

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    bristan

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • At any normal club a free-scoring young player might be given a chance. This however sounds like an emergency loan opportunity for a non-scoring wolves reject

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    Ray Bidwolf

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Boring Budgie - predictable as ever !!! Though I do believe you meant promoted not relegated. Perhaps I should post for you !! Moronic

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    bluearmy78

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Blue Army, Finn Blue and so many others. Fans need to see some flair and excitement with a real creative leader in midfield, I fear for the future! The club’s fans are the heart and soul of the club, without us the club would self-destruct. Why don't those in control realise. I say let's have three fans on the board, elected from the supporters. This club is built on its community and our desire to be together and be entertained. Too many matches have failed to ignite or entertain until the 87th minute. This is just too little, too late. Many more will stop coming to Portman Road. We needed to win against Blackpool. Our form is not good, draws are not good enough, and fans need to be entertained!!!

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

  • Freudian Slip by our feathered friend.....

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    Blue Exile

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • "Clever budgie" is obviously an archant design. Because, and this is the clever bit, Ipswich fans call Norwich "budgies" very cleverly from our canaries nickname, which is all good fun and part of banter, but no self respecting Norwich fan would call themselves budgie. Just saying, good luck aiming for the playoffs. Would be a big achievement if you could get there given your progress over the last 12 months. If not, keep the faith. At least your going in right direction :)

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    ncfcchristof

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Time for someone to step up and take his role . If we do happen to be in this league next season at least we get to play that shower up the a140 . Clever budgie is that because ur the only one in narwich who can tie his lases on his own ?

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    Steve Cotterell

    Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Loanees ? Youngsters? Whatever is decided will give us a clue as to what ambition the big man upstairs has and judging by his input so far this season, as Paul Daniels would say " Not a lot" It's a shame for McGoldrick but he has had a smattering of support this season. No one player has stepped up to the plate and truly supported him by weighing in with enough goals. If we as a club had enough quality in reserve McGoldrick wouldn't have had to lead the forward line for most of the season. Taylor and Nouble haven't either the skill or the enterprise and SEB can't be relied upon to keep fit. I think it's pretty pointless thinking about the playoffs. We can't beat anyone at the top and struggle against those at the bottom. A loan striker is not going to change that.

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    whymarkmariner

    Monday, February 17, 2014

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