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TEAM NEWS: Three changes for Ipswich Town against Nottingham Forest

19:03 27 November 2012

Ipswich v Forest: Mick McCarthy has brought Luke Chambers, Luke Hyam and debutant Tyrone Barnett into the side to face seventh-place Nottingham Forest.

Hyam replaces hamstring-victim Nigel Reo-Coker, as McCarthy revealed yesterday, while Barnett is preferred to Michael Chopra – something that pushes Bilel Mohnsi out of the 18-man squad due to the home-based loans limit.

McCarthy has also sprung a slight surprise by restoring Chambers to the heart of his defence in place of Danny Higginbotham, who was largely to blame for Peterborough’s opener in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Portman Road.

For Forest, Simon Cox is out after sustaining an ankle injury at the weekend, Dexter Blackstock comes in.


Ipswich: Henderson, Orr, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell, Edwards, Hyam, N’Daw, Martin, Campbell, Barnett. Subs – Loach, Hewitt, Higginbotham, Emmanuel-Thomas, Chopra, Drury, Murphy.

Forest: Camp, Hutton, Ward, Collins, Harding, Gillett, Lansbury, Guedioura, Cohen, Sharp, Blackstock. Subs – Darlow, Moussi, McGugan, Reid, Moloney, Coppinger, Ayala.


Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes Newcastle United are destined for the Championship title after his team were comfortably beaten 3-0 at St James’ Park this afternoon.

The extra quality of Championship table-toppers Newcastle United showed as Ipswich Town were comfortably beaten 3-0 at St James’ Park this afternoon.

Ipswich will be looking to notch up another win after defeating Burton, while Newcastle will be aiming to stay top of the table, but both sets of fans will be remembering the former manager their clubs shared – Sir Bobby Robson.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says it would be tantamount to tactical suicide to go all-out attack at Championship table-toppers Newcastle United this afternoon.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has everything crossed that the fit-again Daryl Murphy does not come back to haunt his side at Championship table-toppers Newcastle United tomorrow.

At last! Ipswich Town have scored some goals – and after 10 months Freddie Sears even managed to grab one as well, much to the delight of himself and his teammates.

Being a dad helped Freddie Sears switch off from football during his recent 38-game goalless spell.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits he was a relieved man after his team finally got back to winning ways tonight.

Ipswich Town returned to winning ways, ending a five-game goal drought, as Luke Chambers and Freddie Sears scored in each half of a 2-0 home triumph over Burton Albion.

It’s been described as a crunch game for Ipswich Town – recently promoted Burton Albion visit Portman Road tonight.

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