TEAM NEWS: Injured Christophe Berra and Luke Hyam miss out against Bournemouth

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Ipswich v Bournemouth: Blues boss Mick McCarthy has made three changes to his starting XI for this afternoon’s Championship visit of top-six rivals Bournemouth.

Christophe Berra and Luke Hyam – who have made 42 and 36 starts respectively this season – have dropped out through injury following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Watford, while Frank Nouble drops to the bench.

Middlesbrough loanee Frazer Richardson has been handed his first start for the club as a result, with Luke Chambers moving to his preferred position at centre-back.

Wingers Paul Anderson (fit again after a hamstring problem) and Stephen Hunt return to the starting line-up.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has made two changes to his side following their 4-2 home defeat to 10-man Sheffield Wednesday on Good Friday, Elliott Ward and Charlie Daniels replacing Tommy Elphick and Ian Harte in defence.

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AFC BOURNEMOUTH (4-4-2): Camp; Francis (cot), Ward, Cook, Daniels; Pugh, O’Kane, Surman, Ritchie; Kermorgant, Grabban.

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Subs: Allsop, Elphick, Harte, Smith, Macdonald, Fraser, Rantie.

IPSWICH TOWN (4-4-1-1): Gerken; Richardson, Chambers (cpt), Smith, Cresswell; Anderson, Skuse, Wordsworth, Hunt; Williams; Murphy.

Subs: Loach, Mings, Green, Tabb, Taylor, Marriott, Nouble.

Referee: Andy D’Urso.

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