Jimmy Bullard’s illness makes him a doubt for Hull City

IPSWICH Town manager Paul Jewell will be without a number of players for Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Hull City.

Bullard called manager Jewell at 10am on the morning of Monday’s 3-1 home defeat to Nottingham Forest to say he was had been ill during the night.

And that illness makes him a doubt to face his former club Hull at the weekend, saying: “Jimmy is still ill, he’s come in today, but he’s had the flu and that’s knocked him for six.”

Jewell continued: “We’ve got a few injury problems.

“Lee Bowyer (groin) is injured and that’s two to three weeks out, Andy Drury is cup-tied and Jason Scotland has got a tight hamstring.

“We have got a few problems, but we’ve still got enough players that can go in there and put in a good performance.”

Jewell also ruled out Keith Andrews (hamstring) from the trip to the KC Stadium – the last game the loanee is available for before returning to Blackburn.

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