Jonny Williams withdrawn as precaution in Ipswich Town’s under-21s defeat to Bristol City
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On-loan Ipswich Town midfielder Jonny Williams was withdrawn as a precaution, a minute before the interval, in the Blues under-21s’ 3-2 home defeat to Bristol City on Monday.
The Crystal Palace man is in his second loan spell of the season at Portman Road, having had his campaign littered with injury, including the setback he sustained at the hands of Watford’s Joel Ekstrand in November.
While Williams could now be doubtful for Saturday’s crunch clash at home to Nottingham Forest, Kevin Bru (calf) and Darren Ambrose (hamstring) could give manager Mick McCarthy a selection boost after returning in the game.
Town, who also fielded Tottenham trialist Daniel Akindayini, were 2-0 ahead before the break thanks to goals from New Zealand youngster Monty Patterson and defender Kyle Hammond.
However, two second half goals from Marley Bishop and a Matt Long strike gave the Robins victory.
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Meanwhile, Town defender Christophe Berra praised his team-mates’ character after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
“We defended well and showed good character to take a point,” Berra said.
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“On their day, Afobe, Dicko and Sako would cause any side problems but I thought we kept them fairly quiet and we’ve defended well today.
“As defenders we were kept busy but we dealt with everything they through at us and we almost grabbed the win on the counter through Chris Wood.
“To come to Wolves and take a point at any time is a good result but it’s even bigger at this stage of the season.
“We’ve still got a lot of work to do though because we aren’t there yet (play-offs) and it’s going to go right down to the wire.
“But we’ve put ourselves in a good position with two games remaining and it’s up to us to go and see the job through now.”
Town’s top-scorer Daryl Murphy has missed out on winning the Championship Player of the Year award, that honour being presented to Middlesbrough’s on-loan Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford.