Williams out, Roberts and Rhodes in

GAVIN Williams has failed to win his fitness battle and has not flown to Blackpool with the Blues squad.The Welsh international tore fibres in a thigh muscle last week and missed the 1-1 draw with Stoke but had returned to training.

Derek Davis

GAVIN Williams has failed to win his fitness battle and has not flown to Blackpool with the Blues squad.

The Welsh international tore fibres in a thigh muscle last week and missed the 1-1 draw with Stoke but had returned to training. It was felt he may be involved but after training today it was decided to leave him at home to recover further.

Gary Roberts is named in the 18-man squad along with teenage scoring sensation Jordan Rhodes who has been rewarded after scoring twice in the Under-18s FA Youth Cup victory over Watford on Wednesday.

Tommy Miller is also included after missing the early part of the week's training with flu.

Jaime Peters also drops out and there is no place for Dan Harding.

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Ipswich Town: Alexander, Supple, Wright, Sito, Bruce, Wilnis, De Vos, Naylor, Legwinski, Garvan, Miller, Roberts, Haynes, Walters, Clarke, Counago, Lee, Rhodes.

Referee: Mike Pike (Cumbria)

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