Grant and Pitman miss Ipswich Town’s trip to Wolves as McCarthy gives McGoldrick injury update
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy will be without striker Brett Pitman and midfielder Conor Grant for tomorrow night’s Championship game at Wolves.
Pitman missed Saturday’s defeat at Brentford with a thigh injury, while Grant suffered a tight groin in training this morning.
Meanwhile, McCarthy has confirmed that injured striker David McGoldrick will wear a protective boot on his foot for the next three to four weeks, after suffering an ankle ligament injury in the EFL Cup home defeat to Stevenage last Tuesday.
“He is likely to be out for around eight to 10 weeks rather 10, 12 or 14, so it’s better than it could have been,” said McCarthy, who revealed the striker had had a sugar injection (a process which helps the body kickstart the body into healing itself).
On Pitman, McCarthy added: “We are looking at the Norwich game at best and he will not play tomorrow.
“He felt it (thigh) in training and we want to get him back to where he was when he was not feeling it at all.”
Town, who will also be without Luke Hyam (knee) for another three weeks at least – the midfielder has had nerve conduction tests on his knee head to Molineux having won just two away games this calendar year and lost on the road at the weekend, 2-0 at Brentford.
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On a positive note, striker Luke Varney could be included in the Blues’ 18-man squad for the first time since re-signing last week.
As for the hosts, they kicked off their home campaign at the weekend with an impressive 2-0 victory over Reading an are unbeaten at Molineux since February 13.
Wolves, under new coach Walter Zenga, are unbeaten this season, having won in the EFL Cup - a victory that followed last Saturday’s opening day 2-2 draw at Rotherham.
Recently taken over by Chinese consortium Fosun, the West Midlands club have been liked with a £20m move for Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca and thought to be close to the signing of Congo midfielder, Prince Oniangue from Reims, for around £2m.