Injury news: McGoldrick, Oar and Skuse set to return for Nottingham Forest trip, Berra a slight doubt

David McGoldrick is set to return for Ipswich Town at Nottingham Forest

David McGoldrick is set to return for Ipswich Town at Nottingham Forest - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says David McGoldrick, Tommy Oar and Cole Skuse could all return to the squad for Saturday’s game at Nottingham Forest, while Christophe Berra is the only new injury concern after Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat at Hull City.

Former Forest striker McGoldrick (groin), left-winger Oar (concussion) and midfielder Skuse (ankle) all missed the trip to the KC Stadium through injury.

“I didn’t think Didzy (McGoldrick) was going to be available,” said McCarthy. “I thought he was struggling for Saturday but he came to my office this morning with Matt Byard, the physio, and said ‘I want to be considered, I want to be in contention, I think I’m okay’.

“And he’s trained this morning, so I’m delighted with that. That’ll be a real plus if he’s fit.”

The Blues boss continued: “Tommy Oar’s trained with the physios this morning, having had the bang last week, but he should be training fully with us tomorrow.

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“Skusey hasn’t trained today but will hopefully train tomorrow with a view to playing.”

He added: “Christophe’s not trained since the game (at Hull), he got a nasty bang on his hip, so I’m hoping he’s okay. Other than that, all the others were fine.”

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Ryan Fraser (knee) and Jay Tabb (hamstring) remain sidelined, while Teddy Bishop is not deemed ready for first team action following his recent return to training following shin and hamstring problems.

“It’s unusual for Tabby, he’s never had a hamstring injury and it’s been longer than he thought,” said McCarthy.

“Ryan’s at Bournemouth. He’s their player when all is said and done. He’ll get his first treatment there and then when he needs to come back and he’s getting ready to play he’ll come back here.”

Despite the recent run of poor form and mounting injuries, McCarthy says he has no loan signings currently in his plans: “No, nothing. We’ve been talking about having the best squad and if that’s the case, we’ve got players who can play.

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