INJURY NEWS: Cole Skuse reports minor injury ahead of QPR trip
- Credit: Archant
QPR v Ipswich: Cole Skuse had to cut short his training session this morning, but should be fit for Saturday’s trip to newly-relegated QPR.
The summer signing from Bristol City has been Town’s most impressive player at the start of the new season and earned plaudits for his central midfield display in last Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Millwall.
“Cole Skuse came off training early today as his hip flexor was sore, but they are telling me he’ll be fine,” said McCarthy.
Right-back Elliott Hewitt played the full 90 minutes as Wales Under-21s lost 5-1 to Finland in a European Championship qualifier yesterday, but was back at Playford Road today.
Midfielder Anthony Wordsworth missed the start of the season with a calf problem, but played in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the start of the week and is set to travel to Loftus Road.
You may also want to watch:
McCarthy also says that Aaron Cresswell is fine following his return to action last weekend, the left-back playing 80 minutes having missed the previous two matches with a thigh strain.
“There are not problems with him,” said the Blues boss. “I only took him off for the last 10 minutes as a precaution.”
- 1 Town's Harper move held up by West Brom uncertainty
- 2 Ipswich Town transfer rumour: Blues 'in £100,000 tug-of-war' for non-league midfielder
- 3 A12 underpass closed after car stuck in water
- 4 Shop opens at Suffolk village pub
- 5 Traffic at standstill on A12 between Ipswich and Colchester
- 6 Person with leg injury after 4-vehicle crash on A140
- 7 Town announce home friendly with Premier League club
- 8 Another former Town player completes Colchester move
- 9 Pupils forced to isolate after Covid test result wrongly recorded as positive
- 10 ‘Exceptional’ country estate with its own airfield hits the market
Town’s only injury concern surrounds back-up keeper Dean Gerken after he picked up a dead leg in training when clashing with striker Frank Nouble. Teenage academy graduate Michael Crowe stands by.
Meanwhile, McCarthy said there had been no interest in Cresswell while Josh Carson is set to return to Suffolk following a trial spell at League One club Bristol City.