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TEAM NEWS: Lee Martin returns as Ipswich Town make two changes for Leicester City trip

PUBLISHED: 14:16 17 November 2012

Leicester v Ipswich: Bradley Orr makes his debut and Lee Martin returns for this afternoon’s clash at the King Power Stadium.

Richie Wellens has returned to Leicester, but is not in the Foxes 18-man squad, following his successful month-long loan spell at Portman Road.

Martin comes in for Wellens while new loan signing, Bradley Orr, starts at right-back with Luke Chambers switching inside to the centre of defence and Tommy Smith missing out.

Andy Drury, Josh Carson and Jason SCotland all miss out altogether.

TEAMS

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Drinkwater, Morgan (c), Whitbread, King, Dyer, Waghorn, Schlupp, Knockaert, Nugent. Subs – Vardy, Marshall, Logan, James, Moore, Lingard, Futacs

Ipswich: Henderson; Orr, Chambers, Higginbotham, Cresswell; Edwards, N’Daw, Hyam, Martin, Murphy, Campbell. Subs – Lee-Barrett, Hewitt, Smith, Hyam, Mohsni Emmanuel-Thomas, Chopra,

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Blues fans of all ages have gathered at Portman Road today to meet their heroes ahead of the start of the new season.

Huge queues are building up outside Portman Road this morning for today’s annual Ipswich Town Open Day.

The second tier season starts next Friday, however, clubs are working frantically to add to their squads, ahead of a long campaign. Several deals HAVE already been done though and CHRIS BRAMMER picks out six of the best.

Nearly 60 per cent of Ipswich Town fans would like to see Luke Chambers start in the heart of the Blues defence, alongside Adam Webster, when the Championship season begins next Saturday.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he is prepared to play a waiting game to sign the right striker before the transfer window shuts.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy won’t sacrifice results to satisfy supporters’ thirst for more attractive football at Portman Road this season.

Colchester United manager John McGreal insists his players still have a lot of room for improvement, ahead of the U’s League Two opener at Accrington Stanley, next Saturday.

Ipswich Town beat Colchester United 1-0 in a pre-season game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last night. Stuart Watson gives his thoughts.

Summer signing Joe Garner scored his sixth goal of pre-season as Ipswich Town defeated Colchester United, 1-0, in a friendly at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Mick McCarthy has named a team mixed with youth and experience for tonight’s pre-season friendly at Colchester United.

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