Bent could be back on Saturday

IPSWICH striker Darren Bent could be in action at Bradford on Saturday after all.The 19-year-old was originally thought to be out of contention after he flew to Istanbul with the England Under-21 squad for Friday night's clash with Turkey.

By Mel Henderson

IPSWICH striker Darren Bent could be in action at Bradford on Saturday after all.

The 19-year-old was originally thought to be out of contention after he flew to Istanbul with the England Under-21 squad for Friday night's clash with Turkey.

But Town boss Joe Royle revealed today: "They had to pull Darren out of training and it's quite possible that he will be sent back today.


You may also want to watch:


"Our physio, David Williams, is waiting for a call from the England camp once they have made a firm

decision.

Most Read

"The good news is that it's not serious and if Darren is back with us we'll see how he is with regard to Saturday's game. We're not ruling him out."

Royle added that Bent first suffered the knee injury against Wimbledon last month, when he netted in his side's 4-1 win.

He said: "Darren had a shot and opened up the joint. He felt OK to play at Watford and Sunderland, but it's not been right."

Meanwhile, injured pair Chris Makin and Tommy Miller are still on course to make their comebacks in tonight's home reserve game against Charlton (kick-off 7pm).

Neither has played since the 2-1 defeat by West Ham at Portman Road on August 30, but Royle said: "It's looking promising.

"We just need to make sure they have suffered no reaction in training, but we hope to give them each 45 minutes tonight.

"It's a bit too soon to be talking about them returning to the first team. They might need a full game in the reserves, but it's really just a case of waiting to see how they do before we make any further plans."

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter