Hornets blow for Town visit

IPSWICH have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Championship trip to Watford tomorrow.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

IPSWICH have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Championship trip to Watford tomorrow.

Not only do they have Owen Garvan and David Norris available again but Hornets' on loan striker Grzegorz Rasiak has been ruled out of the televised clash.


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Rasiak could be sidelined up for up to six weeks with a shoulder injury that involves a piece of loose bone picked up during his 25-minute substitute appearance in the 1-0 victory over Charlton.

Rasiak played through the pain in the 3-2 defeat at Nottingham Forest last week, but has now been advised to rest to allow the injury to heal.

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Aidy Boothroyd has confirmed that the striker will not require surgery and will not return to parent club Southampton during his recuperation.

Watford still have Tommy Smith, Tamas Priskin and Liam Henderson to call on up front, although Smith has been carrying an injury too.

Jobi McAnuff is another who has a knock along with Jon Harley.

Town have a much cleaner bill of health, although they will be without Alex Bruce who is on the second of a three-match ban after his sending off against wolves.

David Wright is still out but his place will be taken by new boy Moritz Volz, while David Norris, who played an hour in a behind-closed-doors match, could make the squad.

Owen Garvan missed the League Cup win over Colchester after a stomach bug, which also affected Norris, but he is back in training and available.

Garvan will be battling with Tommy Miller and Veliche Shumulikoski to partner Iván Campo in midfield with Liam Trotter, Danny Haynes and Alan Quinn, all in the pot for the left-side of midfield.

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk

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