Aaron Cresswell should be fit for visit of Doncaster Rovers

Aaron Cresswell tussles with Huddersfield's Adam Hammill

Aaron Cresswell tussles with Huddersfield's Adam Hammill - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town left-back Aaron Cresswell says he only came off in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win at Huddersfield as a precaution and will be fit for Saturday’s visit of Doncaster Rovers to Portman Road.

Cresswell – who is the joint-leader in terms of Championship assists this season with 13 (level with Leicester’s David Nugent and Nottingham Forest’s Andy Reid) – recently finished ninth in the list of the best players in the division compiled following top-three votes by all the managers.

The Liverpudlian has started 134 of the 141 games that Ipswich have played since he arrived from League One side Tranmere in July 2011, with Town having started the last 25 games with the same back four of Luke Chambers, Christophe Berra, Tommy Smith and Cresswell. The latter was replaced by Tyrone Mings in the 60th minute on Tuesday night with a groin problem.

“It’s alright,” said the 24-year-old. “It’s more or less the same thing that I had pre-season so it was just a precaution coming off because I didn’t want to make it any worse. I was in the next day, I’ve had ice on it and it feels a lot better. I should be okay.”

Town’s midweek win saw them close the gap to sixth-place Reading to two points heading into their final five games of the campaign. Mick McCarthy’s side are level on points with Brighton and Bournemouth.


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