TEAM NEWS: Hunt and Nouble promoted to starting XI for visit of Bolton

Ipswich v Bolton: Blues boss Mick McCarthy looks to have again changed his formation to counter-act the opposition for today’s visit of struggling Bolton to Portman Road.

Town beat Reading 2-0 last weekend, with wing play a big part of that victory, and then stuck with a 4-4-2 formation for the 1-1 draw at Leeds in midweek.

McCarthy appears to have selected a 4-3-3 system for the visit of 18th-place Bolton this afternoon though, the Trotters playing with a 4-2-3-1 formation of late.

Right-winger Paul Anderson has been replaced by striker Frank Nouble, while Stephen Hunt – who produced a man-of-the-match left-wing display last weekend and was then rested at Elland Rpad – returning to the team as a replacement for Ryan Tunnicliffe (recalled by Manchester United and sold to Fulham on transfer deadline day).

Former Ipswich midfielder Liam Trotter – who made a deadline day move to Bolton from Millwall – is on the bench for the visitors, with new loan striker Lukas Jutkiewicz making his full debut following the departures of David Ngog and Craig Davies.


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IPSWICH TOWN (4-3-3): Gerken; Chambers, Berra, Smith, Cresswell: Tabb, Skuse, Hunt; Nouble, McGoldrick, Murphy.

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Subs: Loach, Mings, Richardson, Anderson, Edwards, Wordsworth, Taylor.

BOLTON (4-2-3-1): Lonergan; Baptiste, Knight, Mills, Ream; Spearing, Medo; Pratley, M Davies, Danns; Jutkiewicz.

Subs: Bogdan, White, Vela, Trotter, Moritz, Eagles, Lee.

Referee: Charles Breakspear

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