Team news: Ipswich unchanged again for the visit of QPR

Luke Hyam is back on the bench

Luke Hyam is back on the bench - Credit: Archant

Mick McCarthy has once again named an unchanged side for the Boxing Day clash with Queens Park Rangers at Portman Road.

Ryan Fraser remains on the bench following his return to full fitness, as Mick McCarthy starts with the same XI for the sixth straight game.

Luke Hyam is straight back amongst the substitutes following his return from loan at Rotherham with Giles Coke dropping out of the matchday squad.

For the visitors, there’s no Charlie Austin but former Blues Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Massimo Luongo are on the bench.

Ipswich Town: Gerken, Chambers, Smith, Berra, Knudsen, Maitland-Niles, Skuse, Douglas, Sears, Murphy, Pitman.

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Subs: Bialkowski, Malarczyk, Bru, Hyam, Fraser, Varney, Oar.

QPR: Green, Hall, Angella, Onuoha, Konchesky; Kenry, Faulin, Fer, Phillips, Hoilett, Polter.

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Subs: Smithies, Hill, Chery, Emmanuel-Thomas, Luongo, Tozser, Sandro.

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