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Two changes for Ipswich Town against Middlesbrough

14:23 02 February 2013

Aaron Mclean

Aaron Mclean

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Ipswich v Middlesbrough: New loan signing Richard Stearman and striker Aaron Mclean come into the side as Ipswich Town search for their first Championship win of the year, at home to Middlesborough.

Under the guidance of Terry Connor today, with manager, Mick McCarthy ill, Stearman replaces the departed Bradley Orr while Mclean replaces the injured Lee Martin (hamstring), with Daryl Murphy moving back into midfield, on the left.

Fellow new signings Stephen Henderson and Anthony Wordsworth have to be content for places on the bench against the Teesiders, who have also yet to win in the league in 2013.

As for Boro, former Ipswich midfielder Kieron Dyer starts for his new club and lines up alongside another former Blues star, Grant Leadbitter.

Ipswich: Loach, Stearman, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell, Edwards, Hyam, N’Daw, Murphy, McGoldrick, Mclean. Subs: Henderson, Hewitt, Kisnorbo, Drury, Chopra, Nouble, Wordsworth

Middlesbrough: Steele, Bikey, Friend, Leadbitter, Emnes, Ledesma, Dyer, Williams, Jutkiewicz, Haroun, Woodgate. Subs: Ripley, Bailey, Hines, McEachran, Carayol, Parnaby, Reach.


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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