TEAM NEWS: Murphy and Tunnicliffe return to side as McCarthy switches to a 4-3-3 formation

Ipswich v Huddersfield: Blues boss Mick McCarthy has made two changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s Championship game against Huddersfield Town at Portman Road.

Following Tuesday night’s 3-1 home win over Blackburn, McCarthy has recalled striker Daryl Murphy and midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe, with wingers Carlos Edwards and Stephen Hunt dropping to the bench.

It sees a switch to a 4-3-3 formation for Ipswich, McCarthy ditching his favoured 4-4-2 system and playing 4-3-3 to combat Huddersfield’s wing-back system.

The Terriers – level on points with Ipswich in the table – have won their last three matches. Manager Mark Robins has made just one chnage to the side which won 1-0 at Bolton midweek, Adam Clayton (available again following a one-game suspension) replacing Keith Southern in midfield.

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

Subs: Loach, Mings, Edwards, Tabb, Anderson, Hunt, Graham.

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HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (3-5-2): Smithies; Smith, Gerrard, Lynch; Hammill, Hogg, Clayton, Norwood, Dixon; Vaughan, Ward.

Subs: Bennett, Woods, Scannell, Gobern, Wallace, Holmes, Bunn.

Referee: Gary Sutton.

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