Joe keeping fingers crossed for Bowditch

IPSWICH could be without top scorer Darren Bent for Saturday's showdown with Leicester.So manager Joe Royle will be hoping Dean Bowditch emerges unscathed from tonight's England Under-19 clash in Belgium.

IPSWICH could be without top scorer Darren Bent for Saturday's showdown with Leicester.

So manager Joe Royle will be hoping Dean Bowditch emerges unscathed from tonight's England Under-19 clash in Belgium.

Bent, 21, has not trained this week after limping out of Town's 2-0 win at Sheffield United last weekend.

He was forced to pull out of the England Under-21 squad for last night's 2-1 defeat by Holland at Derby.

See tonight's Evening Star for full story

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