Parr, Williams and Bishop all available again for Ipswich Town ahead of Watford visit
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Jonathan Parr, Jonny Williams and Teddy Bishop are all available again for Ipswich Town ahead of Saturday’s Championship visit of Watford to Portman Road.
Loanee Crystal Palace midfielder Williams has missed the last three matches with calf and ankle problems, full-back Parr has sat out the last two with a groin injury, while Bishop was unavailable for Tuesday night’s 2-1 home win over Wolves, also due to a groin problem.
Keeper Dean Gerken and midfielder Cole Skuse both remain sidelined with groin problems, while midfielder Luke Hyam will be suspended at the weekend after he collected his fifth booking of the season in midweek.
“We’ve only got the two injured now – Gerks and Skusey,” said manager Mick McCarthy.
“Jonny Parr has trained, Jonny Williams has trained, the Bish has trained, Kevin Bru has trained having had a heavy knock on his calf on Tuesday. I think he was excellent, I have to be honest.
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“Tyrone (Mings) had a bit of a knock but he’s trained. There’s only Didz (David McGoldrick) who hasn’t trained, he had a spasm in his back on Tuesday before the game and I thought he was a bit of a doubt, but he’ll be alright. We’re just nursing him along. He’s had plenty of football Didz. He’ll be fine.”
Asked if Gerken and Skuse should be available again following next week’s international break, a trip to Bournemouth following that, McCarthy replied: “Oh yeah, I’d hope so. Gerks is a groin strain and he’s progressing, Skusey is pubic symphysis, he’s just overstretched it and if it gets inflamed it can prove a problem. We’ll just settle him down. He’ll do nothing until he’s ready.”
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– See tomorrow’s EADT for full match preview of the fifth versus third clash.