Murphy a doubt for Ipswich Town’s trip to Wolves after suffering a calf injury
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Ipswich Town are waiting on the results of a scan after Daryl Murphy picked up a calf injury while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
The striker suffered a tear to his calf during his country’s 1-0 victory over Switzerland on Friday and has now returned to the club for treatment.
He is likely to go for a scan today, with physio Matt Byard admitting the striker is a doubt for Saturday’s trip to Wolves.
“Murph has a tear in his calf but we have no timescale over the injury at the moment,” Byard told the club website.
“We are looking to get him scanned again on Tuesday and we will know more from there but needless to say, there has to be a concern about him for the weekend.”
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Also on international duty, Blues midfielder Kevin Bru created the winning goal as Mauritius beat Rwanda 1-0 at the Anjalay Stadium in Belle Vue, to help his side climb to second in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group.
Bru, who started and won his sixth full cap, sent over the corner from which Francis Rasolofonirina netted the game’s only goal just before the hour mark.
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Following the game, the Mauritius squad went straight to the airport to fly to Rwanda ahead of Tuesday’s qualifier in Kigali.
The Mauritians, who beat Mozambique in an earlier qualifier, are now three points behind group leaders Ghana.
The group winners and the two best runners-up go through to the finals in Gabon on January and February next year.
Town centre-half Christophe Berra won his 32nd full Scotland cap and played the full 90 minutes as his side beat the Czech Republic 1-0 in a friendly in Prague this evening.
Watford midfielder Ikechi Anya netted the only goal of the game in the 10th minute.
Elsewhere, Blues left-back Jonas Knudsen was an unused sub as Denmark beat Iceland 2-1 in a friendly in Herning.
The 23-year-old has another chance to win his third full cap - and his first since joining Town - when the Danes face Scotland in another friendly at Hampden on Tuesday, a game Berra won’t be involved in as he was left out of Gordon Strachan’s squad for that match.
Freddie Sears made a brief second half appearance for a ‘West Ham All Stars’ team as part of Mark Noble’s testimonial at a sold-out Boleyn Ground on Sunday.
Noble’s team won 6-5, with Sears featuring in a team that included fellow former Hammers such as David James, Rio Ferdinand, Paolo Di Canio, Craig Bellamy, Dean Ashton, Teddy Sheringham and Trevor Sinclair.