TEAM NEWS: No place in the squad for Jonny Williams after suffering ‘slight knock’ in training

Ipswich v Birmingham: New loan signing Jonny Williams is not in the Ipswich Town squad for this afternoon’s Championship game against Birmingham City at Portman Road.

The 20-year-old – whose temporary switch is due to expire at the end of March – was expected to go straight into the starting XI, but has been left out with what the official website has described as a ‘slight knock’.

In his absence, Paul Taylor has been handed his third league start of the season, replacing Stephen Hunt following last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at table-toppers Leicester City.

Birmingham boss Lee Clark has made three changes to his team following last weekend’s 2-1 win at Blackpool. Aaron Martin, Paul Caddis and Nikola Zigic have replaced Mitch Hancox, Tom Adeyemi and Chris Burke.

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

You may also want to watch:

Subs: Loach, Richardson, Mings, Wordsworth, Anderson, Hunt, Ebanks-Blake.

BIRMINGHAM CITY (4-4-2): Randolph; Spector, Martin, Packwood, Robinson; Caddis, Huws, Lee, Novak; Macheda, Zigic.

Most Read

Subs: Doyle, Blackett, Howard, Adeyemi, Shinnie, Burke, Ibe.

Referee: Keith Stroud

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter