TEAM NEWS: Luke Hyam dropped for the first time in 37 matches

Ipswich v Leicester: Luke Hyam has been dropped for the first time in 37 matches, Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy making two changes for the visit of second-place Leicester City.

Hyam – who was subbed at half-time in the 3-2 win at Blackpool – drops to the bench, as does captain Carlos Edwards.

Tommy Smith and Paul Anderson, who missed the match at Bloomfield Road due to international commitments and injury respectively, both return to the starting line-up.

Anthony Wordsworth, who saw a loan move to Preston fall through recently, is on the bench for the Blues.

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has replaced the suspended Anthony Knockaert with ex-Colchester United midfielder Dean Hammond.

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IPSWICH TOWN (4-4-2): Gerken; Chambers (cpt), Berra, Smith, Mings; Anderson, Skuse, Tunnicliffe, Tabb; Murphy, McGoldrick.

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Subs: Loach, Edwards, Hyam, Hunt, Wordsworth, Taylor, Nouble.

LEICESTER CITY (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Moore, Wasilewski, Morgan (cpt), Konchesky; Hammond, King, Drinkwater; Vardy, Nugent, Dyer.

Subs: Logan, James, Schlupp, Bakayogo, Taylor-Fletcher, Miquel, Wood.

Referee: Oliver Langford.

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