Blues injury news: Blow for Danny Rowe, but better news on Chambers... Freddie Sears latest...

Luke Chambers, could be back for Town at Pompey Photo: ROSS HALLS

Luke Chambers, could be back for Town at Pompey Photo: ROSS HALLS - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town winger Danny Rowe is set for a spell on the sidelines after having his knee ‘flushed out’.

Paul Lambert confirmed Rowe, who has enjoyed a good season with the Blues, will be out for 'a few weeks' at a press conference this afternoon.

However, there is better news regarding skipper Luke Chambers, who is back in training. Freddie Sears is also back in contention after a long lay-off due to a knee injury, with Lambert admitting the striker is 'not far off'.

"Danny Rowe has been in for a flush out on his knee. He will miss a few weeks," Lambert said.

"He's played a lot of football and we have tried to look after him. It's a blow. If I hadn't rotated him, it could have been worse."

However, while Rowe is unavailable for Saturday's trip to Portsmouth, captain Chambers could be back after missing recent games with a neck injury.

"Luke has trained the last few days, hopefully he will be ok," Lambert said.

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Sears had another hour of football in Town's U23 clash with Crystal Palace on Monday and admitted he has targeted Portsmouth as a possible return game.

But Lambert is remaining cautious.

"Freddie is champing at the bit, but we have a duty of care not to rush him back," the Town boss said.

"We have got to be sensible with him, but he's not far off."

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