TEAM NEWS: Ipswich unchanged at Barnsley. New loan signing Paul Green replaces Paul Taylor on the bench. Latter leaves on the train due to a tooth abscess.

Ipswich Town striker Paul Taylor (right) pictured at Barnsley train station alongside Blues fan Sind

Ipswich Town striker Paul Taylor (right) pictured at Barnsley train station alongside Blues fan Sindre Eliasse, just hours before Town were due to face Barnsley at Oakwell. The club say the Blues striker, replaced on the bench by new loan signing Paul Green, left the squad due to toothache. - Credit: Archant

Barnsley v Ipswich: Blues boss Mick McCarthy has named an unchanged side at Barnsley this afternoon, new loan signing Paul Green replacing Paul Taylor on the bench.

Green completed his 93-day loan switch from Championship rivals Leeds this morning. The central midfielder joined his new team mates at the team hotel last night.

The 30-year-old – whose last competitive start came in an international match for the Republic of Ireland back on November 19 – goes straight into the squad, replacing Paul Taylor on the bench following last weekend’s 1-0 home win over Bolton.

Taylor travelled with the squad, but was pictured by a Town supporter leaving Barnsley on the train a few hours ago. A club spokesman says the striker – who did not travel with the rest of the squad for a warm-weather training camp in Portugal this week – was sent home by the physio due to a tooth abscess.

Barnsley – second-bottom and five points adrift of the drop zone – have replaced suspended central midfield duo Emmanuel Frimpong and Jacob Mellis (both sent-off in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday) with Jim O’Brien and Stephen Dawson.

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BARNSLEY (4-4-2): Steele; Hunt, Ramage, Cranie (cpt), Kennedy; Jennings, Dawson, O’Brien, Shea; Proschwitz, O’Grady.

Subs: Turner, Nyatanga, McCourt, Lawrence, Cywka, Pedersen, Woods.

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

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

Referee: Darren Bond

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