Chambers one of a group of players suffering with illness ahead of QPR clash

Luke Chambers has played every minute of every game under Hurst. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.ST

Luke Chambers has played every minute of every game under Hurst. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town are monitoring a number of players, including captain Luke Chambers, following a bout of illness in the camp ahead of this weekend’s visit of QPR.

The central defender, who has played every minute of Paul Hurst’s 13 games in charge of the Blues, is one of a number of players to have suffered illness during the international break and will be assessed prior to the weekend.

Hurst also revealed the Blues have suffered another injury in training, to an unnamed player, but the Ipswich boss is hopeful the mystery man will recover in time for Saturday’s game.

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“We’ve had a bit of illness in camp over the international break,” Hurst said.

“Luke Chambers is one of those, we will have to monitor those before making a call for Saturday. Chambo’s one of those who will put his hand up and be available, it’s just whether he’s 100 per cent ready to go. We’ll look at that tomorrow morning but he’s got his antibiotics in and hopefully they will have the desired effect.”

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“It’s that time of year. The lads had their flu jabs at the right time and a lot of the Under 23 lads have picked it up.

“It’s always a concern when that happens because we’re all in a building together so we’re keeping a close eye on all of that.”

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When asked if he has any other injuries to contend with, ahead of Saturday’s game, Hurst said: “We’ve had one in training that will be decided tomorrow, whether or not they’re fit to play.

“But we’re hopeful, certainly, but it’s a bit of a scare we need to check on in the morning.”

Teddy Bishop and Emyr Huws are back working with fitness coach Chris Skitt but are not in contention at this stage, while Tom Adeyemi is set to undergo an operation on his achilles.

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