Carlos Edwards fit for Ipswich Town’s trip to Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough v Ipswich: Blues skipper Carlos Edwards is expected to return to the Town team for Saturday’s visit to Middlesbrough.

Edwards was ruled out of Ipswich’s last match against Huddersfield with a groin injury.

But the veteran defender has benefited from the international break and he should return in place for Jack Ainsley.

Following his World Cup qualifying double-header with New Zealand, Tommy Smith is due back at Town’s training ground this lunch-time and will train with the first-team tomorrow morning before they leave for Teesside.

Manager Paul Jewell said: “It is not an ideal situation but Tommy has done this before (last season) so he is used to it.”

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The Blues boss also confirmed that new loan signing Guirane N’Daw, an unused substitute against the Terriers, was in contention after impressing in training over the last fortnight.

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