Bialkowski and Skuse fit for Bolton as Webster and Adeyemi make progress
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Bartosz Bialkowski and Cole Skuse will both be fit for Ipswich Town’s trip to Bolton on Saturday.
Bialkowski missed last weekend’s victory over Leeds with a calf injury, with his absence prompting further speculation regarding a rumoured move to Crystal Palace, while Skuse has been struggling with an ankle problem of late.
But the two are set to play at the Macron Stadium, as Mick McCarthy’s side bid for back-to-back Championship wins for the first time since the start of December.
On Bialkowski, McCarthy said: “He’s looking fine, he’s trained today, there has been no adverse reaction so hopefully he’s fine.
“Skusey’s fine, he’s trained today remarkably and he’s very durable as we’ve seen throughout his career here because he’s played games,” the Blues boss added.
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“I thought he was going for an injection but he didn’t and he felt better. He told me ‘I’ll be training Thursday’ and, guess what, he is.
“Skusey was the one I was worried about with his ankle but he’s fine.”
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Tristan Nydam could also be involved after returning to training, but Adam Webster (Achilles), Tom Adeyemi (hamstring) and Grant Ward (groin) all remain sidelined.
There is good news regarding both Wenster and Adeyemi, though, with the duo making progress.
“The best case he (Webster) would have been here for Bolton, so that’s gone pair-shaped already,” McCarthy said.
“Worst case is not on the horizon I don’t think. He’s improving, has had his injections and he feels better.”
On Adeyemi, McCarthy added: “He’s been out training today so that’s progress, he’s been out on the grass with Lidds (Andy Liddle).
“The next step for him will be an Under 23s game.”
McCarthy confirmed on Thursday that Tommy Smith is allowed to move on as long as the club can sign a replacement.
“We’ll see,” the Blues boss said when asked about Smith will be involved this weekend.
“While he’s an Ipswich employee then he’s contracted to play.”
Emyr Huws, Andre Dozzell and Teddy Bishop are all ruled out for the season while Jordan Spence serves the final game of his three-match ban following his red card at Fulham.