TEAM NEWS: Scott Loach, Luke Hyam and Paul Green start for Ipswich Town against Blackpool

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Ipswich v Blackpool: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has made three changes from the team that drew 2-2 at Barnsley last week, for today’s Championship clash at home to Blackpool.

One change is enforced with Dean Gerken a late omission, so Scott Loach replaces the former Colchester United stopper in goal.

Elsewhere, Paul Green makes his full Town debut after his substitute appearance at Oakwell, while Luke Hyam returns after a month out with a leg injury.

Jay Tabb and Frank Nouble drop to the bench and they are joined by the returning Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (hamstring), while Wales under-19 goalkeeper Michael Crowe takes Loach’s place among the subs. There is no place for Paul Taylor or Carlos Edwards in the 18.

As for Blackpool, they are unchanged from their 1-1 home draw with Nottingham Forest a week ago, but former Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra is on the bench.


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Another player with Town links, former loanee Ricardo Fuller, joins him among the substitutes.

Ipswich: Loach, Chambers, Smith, Berra, Cresswell, Green, Hyam, Skuse, Hunt, Murphy, McGoldrick. Subs: Crowe (GK), Anderson, Mings, Tabb, Richardson, Ebanks-Blake, Nouble.

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Blackpool: Gilks, McMahon, MacKenzie, Broadfoot, Robinson, Angel, Haroun, Perkins, Dobbie, Keogh, Davies. Subs: Chopra, Halliday, Basham, Fuller, Cathcart, Goodwillie, Grandin.

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