Scotland and Brown out of Arsenal game

IPSWICH Town have suffered a further double injury blow, ahead of tomorrow evening’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg tie against Arsenal.

Striker Jason Scotland and defender Troy Brown both limped out of training this morning, and so both look set to miss tomorrow night’s key game.

Scotland, Town’s leading scorer, has picked up a sore calf injury, while Brown is a big doubt due to a tight hamstring.

Town caretaker boss Ian “Charlie” McParland revealed, during this lunchtime’s press conference: “Player-wise, it gets worse.

“Jason Scotland has pulled up with a sore calf this morning, and I don’t know how he will be.

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“Troy Brown is struggling a bit with tight hamstrings. So we are another two down. We’ll have to see how they are in the morning.

“Luke Hyam has started training again, but there’s a new manager (Paul Jewell) coming in, so I don’t want to risk him.

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“I don’t want him to pull his hamstring again and be out for two months. That wouldn’t be fair,” added McParland.

Town are already without the suspended Grant Leadbitter, the cup-tied duo of Jake Livermore and Rory Fallon, plus the injured Brian Murphy, Shane O’Connor and Hyam for the visit of the Gunners.

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