Williams and Mings available again, but Bru is out and Parr’s a doubt

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Key duo Tyrone Mings and Jonny Williams are both available again for Ipswich Town, but Jonathan Parr is a doubt and Kevin Bru has been ruled out ahead of Saturday’s match at rock-bottom Championship club Blackpool.

Left-back Mings – the Championship Player of the Month for September – missed last weekend’s 2-2 home draw with Huddersfield through suspension having picked up his fifth booking of the season in last Tuesday’s 3-1 loss at Cardiff.

Creative midfielder Williams – on loan from Crystal Palace – didn’t play last weekend because of a minor knock.

“He trained yesterday and then he’s just done some strength work today,” said McCarthy, speaking about the Welsh international. “I’m hoping that he’ll be available. We’ll see after tomorrow.”

Midfielder Kevin Bru has not recovered from the injury which kept him out against Huddersfield, while full-back Jonathan Parr – who switched from right-back to left-back in order to cover Mings at the weekend – is a doubt for the trip to Bloomfields.


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“Tyrone is back in, but Kevin Bru’s not – he’s injured,” explained McCarthy. “Jonny Parr has been having treatment so I’ll wait and see about him.

“Kevin has got a chance for Wolves (at Portman Road next Tuesday), but he won’t be fit for Saturday.”

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Meanwhile, McCarthy revealed he may have to recall right-back Elliott Hewitt from his loan spell at Essex neighbours Colchester United if Parr’s injury proves to be a problematic one. Town can recall Hewitt at 24-hours notice after this weekend, the U’s hosting Port Vale in a League One fixture on Saturday.

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