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Nine players injured, but Grant Ward and Teddy Bishop available

PUBLISHED: 15:17 26 September 2016 | UPDATED: 15:17 26 September 2016

Grant Ward about to shoot during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road.   Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Grant Ward about to shoot during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com

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Ipswich Town have nine players out injured for tomorrow night’s visit of Championship high-fliers Brighton, but the good news is that Grant Ward and Teddy Bishop are both available for selection.

Centre-back Adam Webster (hamstring), winger Ward (knee) and striker Brett Pitman (ankle/knee) all went off injured during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Leeds United.

Ward has trained today, but Blues boss Mick McCarthy says Webster and Pitman – both waiting for the results of scans – will at least miss the next two games, Brighton (tomorrow) and Huddersfield (Saturday) at home.

They join Tommy Smith, Giles Coke, Adam McDonnell, Luke Hyam, Jonny Williams and David McGoldrick in the treatment room.

Teddy Bishop is available for selection again after breaking his nose in the goalless home draw with Aston Villa but, with that being re-set tonight, is likely to be on the bench tomorrow.

Williams, back on loan from Crystal Palace, has started training with the squad this week but McCarthy says he will resists the temptation to rush the midfielder into first-team action.

Freddie Sears (tight groin) and Kevin Bru (tight thigh) both reported problems after the Leeds match but were involved at Playford Road today.

It means there will be a defensive reshuffle for Town. McCarthy confirmed that 19-year-old Josh Emmanuel will start at right-back with skipper Luke Chambers moving into the middle.

McCarthy also confirmed that Leon Best will make his first start for the Blues up front having impressed him as a sub in the last two games.

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