Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna has revealed that Brandon Williams and Harry Clarke were both enforced absentees from this afternoon's 3-1 win at AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round.

Manchester United loanee Williams produced some impressive performances back in October, but has made just three sporadic starts since then. Illness and 'a knock' have been cited as reasons for his absence.

Clarke, who has replaced Williams at right-back, has been dipped out of the odd game as he manages an ongoing Achilles issue.

On their absence today, McKenna explained: "Harry injured and Brandon ill, so neither of them were available."

On Williams, he said: "He's not had a rhythm for a while now in terms of playing and training. Hopefully he'll get a better run at it in the next few weeks."

On Clarke, he explained: "He's undergoing a course of treatment (for his Achilles). That's not an issue that can be rectified immediately, but hopefully that will help with the management of the pain. It's something he's been managing through the season really."

Asked if Clarke would be fit to face Sunderland, at Portman Road, next weekend, McKenna replied: "We don't know. He's having a course of injections, some medication, and we'll see how it responds to it next week."