Town could rest players today

WITH no injuries worries to consider, Ipswich Town have the luxury of being able to rest players for today's home game with Plymouth Argyle.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

WITH no injuries worries to consider, Ipswich Town have the luxury of being able to rest players for today's home game with Plymouth Argyle.

Town made three changes from the side that lost at Chelsea for the win at Barnsley but a couple of them could come back into the reckoning.


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Owen Garvan will be pushing for a return in midfield, possible at the expense of Tommy Miller, while Pablo Counago will be keen to reclaim his starting spot up front.

While Town fans would like to see Luciano Civelli in action, his lack of fitness could mean everyone having to wait a while yet.

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Plymouth have been told they can keep striker Paul Gallagher on loan from Blackburn Rovers for the rest of the season and he has been joined by Ewood Park team-mate Alan Judge also on loan.

Rory Fallon is expected to keep his place up front with Gallagher in a bid to improve their goal ratio after netting just four in their past 10 Championship outings.

Argyle have managed just one win in that period which has seen them slip from sixth to 16th and spiralling down towards the relegation zone.

Paul Sturrock has been boosted by the return from suspension of right-back David McNamee. The former Coventry full-back is expected to replace Mat Doumbe.

Doumbe - a central defender - deputised at right-back in Tuesday's 2-0 home defeat by Bristol City as on-loan Manchester United defender David Gray is still ruled out with an ankle injury.

Argyle are hopeful fellow United loanee Craig Cathcart has recovered from his back problem who was replaced by Hungary international Krisztian Timar during the second half of Tuesday's derby.

Ipswich Town: R Wright, Supple, Bruce, D Wright, Thatcher, McAuley, Balkestein, Shumulikoski, Miller, Norris, Garvan, Quinn, Walters, Haynes, Civelli, Lisbie, Counago, Stead.

Plymouth Argyle: Larrieu McNamee, Cathcart, Timar, Seip, Barker; Mackie, Duguid, Walton, Clark; Gallagher, Fallon, Judge, Doumbe, Sawyer, Paterson, Summerfield, Folly, Noone, MacLean.

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