350 up for Richard

RICHARD Wright will become the 20th player to make 350 appearances for Ipswich Town when he lines up in goal in today's Coca-Cola Championship fixture at Doncaster Rovers (kick-off 3pm).

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RICHARD Wright will become the 20th player to make 350 appearances for Ipswich Town when he lines up in goal in today's Coca-Cola Championship fixture at Doncaster Rovers (kick-off 3pm).

Only Paul Cooper (575) has played more games as a goalkeeper with Ipswich-born Wright overtaking Roy Bailey (346) earlier this month.

Wright made his Town debut on May 6 1995 against Coventry and the 31-year-old has gone on to win two full England caps and play for Premier League clubs Arsenal, Everton and West Ham.

He returned to Portman in the summer of last season and has been an ever present in the league ever since taking a little while to settle but then turning in some consistent displays for most of last season.

Wright will be searching for a second clean sheet of 2009/10 at the Keepmoat Stadium as Ipswich look to win their first Championship game of the season.

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Also enjoying a landmark today will be Jon Walters, who is set to chalk up his 100th Ipswich appearance having made his debut against Stoke City on January 30 2007.

Signed from Chester City after impressing then Blues manager Jim Magilton in a third round FA Cup game, Walters has been a virtual ever-present with current Clues boss Roy Keane saying this week that he wants other players to follow Walters' example and cement a place in the team.

Up until today, Walters has started 87 games and come on as substitute 12 times - scoring 25 goals, including three this term.

Ipswich Town players to have made over 350 appearances

Mick Mills 741, John Wark 678, Mick Stockwell 610, Paul Cooper 575, George Burley 500, Tommy Parker 465, Billy Baxter 459, John Elsworthy 433, Jason Dozzell 416, Doug Rees 385, Russell Osman 385, Frank Yallop 385, Eric Gates 384, Richard Naylor 374, Jimmy Leadbetter 373, Colin Viljeon 372, Allan Hunter 355, Ray Crawford 353, Terry Butcher 351.

Richard Wright's Ipswich Town appearance record

League 293, Play-Offs 9, FA Cup 15, League Cup 30, Anglo-Italian Cup 2.

Tomorrow's likely squads

Doncaster Rovers: Sullivan, Chambers, Lockwood, Shackell, Roberts, Spicer, M Woods, Oster, Stock, Sharp, Fairhurst, O'Connor, Shiels, Wilson, Fortune, Smith, Hird, Webster, Coppinger, Heffernan.

Ipswich Town: R Wright, Rosenior, Bruce, Smith, Delaney, Balkestein, D Wright, Walters, Leadbitter, Quinn, Martin, Colback, Peters, Trotter, Stead, Counago, Priskin, Wickham, Lee-Barrett, Edwards, Healy, Garvan.

Referee: Mr N S Miller (County Durham)

Ipswich record at Doncaster Rovers

P3 W0 D2 L1 F2 A3

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