Connor in line for unique double

CONNOR Wickham is aiming for a unique FA Cup fourth round double this week.

Derek Davis

CONNOR Wickham is aiming for a unique FA Cup fourth round double this week.

The 15-year-old is line to play for the under 18s in the FA Youth Cup against Crystal Palace tonight, 7pm, Portman Road, and could follow it up by being named in the full squad that plays in the fourth round at Chelsea on Saturday.

Wickham played his part in Town's third round win against Shrewsbury Town last month and was on the bench when Jim Magilton's side eased past Chesterfield at Portman Road earlier this month.


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With seven players allowed on the bench, Wickham has a chance of being involved again and if he were to get on at Stamford Bridge would beat Jason Dozzell's record as the club's youngest ever player.

But while all eyes have been on the burly Wickham his strike partner Ronan Murray has been quietly getting on with his job and scoring goals.

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Seven in the past five games as it happens, including the only goal against Shrewsbury, with Town's youngsters enjoying a three winning streak before they slipped up at Arsenal on Saturday.

Palace got through by hammering Swindon 5-1 and warmed up for tonight's clash with a 2-2 draw with Charlton on Saturday and Kieron Cadogan is one to watch for the Eagles.

Watford at home await the winners in the fifth round after they beat Southampton 1-0.

Ipswich Town FA Youth Cup squad: Ward, Hyam, Dunbar, Daniels, Watson, Ainsley, Clark, Cawley, Wickham, Murray, Lambe, Meekings, Clemo, Griffiths, Eastman, Brandon.

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