Looking ahead to Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town

Freddie Sears battling with Christian Stuani during the Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough (Championship)

Freddie Sears battling with Christian Stuani during the Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 04 December 2015. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Chris Brammer looks ahead to Ipswich Town’s trip to Championship leaders Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The hosts go into Saturday’s game two points clear of both Burnley and Brighton at the top of the table, with a crowd of 30,000 expected at the Riverside.

The Blues face a Boro strike force which includes the likes of Jordan Rhodes and David Nugent, who both have impressive scoring records against Ipswich in recent years, while Mick McCarthy will again be without last season’s top scorer Daryl Murphy and fellow striker Luke Varney.

While insisting he won’t put out an experimental side, McCarthy has suggested he may be willing to give one of the Blues’ youngsters a start in the north east.


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