Keeper crisis is looming for Town

A GOALKEEPER crisis looms at Ipswich Town today as Jim Magilton sweats on the fitness of both Lewis Price and Shane Supple.The Blues boss will give both plenty of opportunity to pass fit for tomorrow's home match against Championship title chasing Derby County.

By Derek Davis

A GOALKEEPER crisis looms at Ipswich Town today as Jim Magilton sweats on the fitness of both Lewis Price and Shane Supple.

The Blues boss will give both plenty of opportunity to pass fit for tomorrow's home match against Championship title chasing Derby County.

Magilton said: “Both are struggling at the moment which is a bit of a worry although I'm sure, knowing both of them, that at least one will declare himself fit to play in time.”


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Price picked up a foot injury in the loss at Sheffield Wednesday on Monday although Magilton was already toying with the idea of giving Supple at least one game before the end of the season.

“Shane deserves a game. One of the main reasons why Lewis has done so well is because Shane has pushed him hard every day in training.

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“Shane has a slight groin strain and is a bit sore as well which is a shame because I know how much he wants to play.

“Lewis did some light training yesterday but his foot is more painful than he thought it would be. He will give himself every opportunity to play on Saturday but we probably won't know until late on.”

Defender David Wright has been struggling with a virus this week and coupled with the recent loss of his father was given an extra day's rest.

Magilton said: “David has been through a tough time but he has been terrific all the way through.

“It speaks volumes about his character that despite the terrible tragedy he still wanted to play and has never used anything as an excuse.

“He is exactly the sort of person I want at this football club.”

The Blues were handed a boost last night with Derby defender Darren Moore likely to be ruled out of the clash after being charged with violent conduct by the FA following an incident with Leicester's Iain Hume last Friday.

Derby have denied the charge and Moore's case will be heard by the FA today when, if found guilty, he is expected to be handed a four-match ban after already being dismissed once this season.

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