Makin and Miller doubts for Town

CHRIS Makin is extremely doubtful for Ipswich Town's clash at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday with a deep-seated groin problem, writes Derek Davis.Tommy Miller has also missed training for the past 10 days and a scan has discovered bruising on a knee bone so he is unlikely to start at the Hawthorns.

CHRIS Makin is extremely doubtful for Ipswich Town's clash at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday with a deep-seated groin problem, writes Derek Davis.

Tommy Miller has also missed training for the past 10 days and a scan has discovered bruising on a knee bone so he is unlikely to start at the Hawthorns.

Darren Bent will get a much-needed run-out tonight with Ipswich Town's reserves, who take on Leicester City's second string at Portman Road, 7pm kick-off.

The young striker will line up alongside Dean Bowditch against the Foxes, looking to gain more match sharpness.


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The duo were meant to line up together against Arsenal Reserves last week but Bent pulled out after picking up a knock in training. He soon recovered and will be raring to go tonight and hoping for a confidence-boosting goal or two.

Marcus Bent could get a quicker than expected return to Portman Road tonight with his new club.

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Bent signed on loan last week and has already played in one reserve team friendly which ended in a 1-1 at Waterford.

City have not yet won a reserve league game and on-loan Town striker Bent will be looking to get one over on his old team-mates.

With six players away on international duty and injuries to players such as Les Ferdinand, who had an operation on a knee injury yesterday, The Foxes are thin on the ground.

So they will be sending a decent side which will include fit again Steve Howey and Nicolas Priet.

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