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Preview: Ipswich Town (A)

All the important information ahead of Stanley's clash with Ipswich Town

10 January 2020

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman will be hoping his side can return to winning ways in Sky Bet League One when they face Ipswich Town at Portman Road tomorrow afternoon, 3pm kick-off.

The Reds went unbeaten in December before losing to Rochdale at home on New Year's Day, but Stanley did secure an away victory over Fleetwood Town in the Leasing.com Trophy on Tuesday night.

However the hosts suffered a 2-1 defeat in the same competition to Exeter City last Saturday, and The Blues have failed to win in the league since Tuesday 5th November.

In the dugout at Portman Road is Paul Lambert following his appointment in October 2018, making him the first ever manager to manage both Ipswich and Norwich City.

Ipswich currently sit 5th in the Sky Bet League One table, with the Reds occupying 17th place.

Striker Colby Bishop grabbed a brace earlier in the season as the Reds secured a 2-0 win over Ipswich at the Wham Stadium.

Ipswich Town Line-Up Against Exeter City (3-4-1-2)

GK: Tomas Holy
CB: Aristote Nsiala
CB: James Wilson
CB: Luke Woolfenden
RM: Gwion Edwards
CM: Andre Dozzell
CM: Cole Skuse
LM: Myles Kenlock
CAM: Teddy Bishop
ST: Freddie Sears
ST: Will Keane

Key Players

Luke Garbutt - Garbutt is currently on a season-long loan at Ipswich from Everton, with the full-back having previously spent time out on loan with Fulham, Wigan Athletic and Oxford United. The 26-year-old has made 19 appearances for The Blues so far this season, with the defender having grabbed six goals and provided one assist for Paul Lambert's side.

Kayden Jackson - A very familiar face to Stanley fans, Jackson played a pivotal role in the club's Sky Bet League Two winning season of 2017/18. During his time with the Reds, Jackson made 50 appearances for the club and grabbed 15 goals and provided 16 goals. The 25-year-old departed the Wham Stadium in the summer of 2018 to join Ipswich for an undisclosed fee and Jackson has gone on to make 65 appearances to date for the club. The striker has found the net on seven occasions so far this season.

James Norwood - Norwood joined Ipswich in the summer of 2019 from Tranmere Rovers after he grabbed 90 goals for the club in 180 appearances. The striker's time with Tranmere also saw the club clinch consecutive promotions in both the National League Play-Off Final and the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final last season. Norwood's final season with Rovers also saw him win the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Year award. The 29-year-old has grabbed nine goals in 24 appearances so far this season for Ipswich.

Team News - Ipswich Town

Paul Lambert is expected to have former Red Janoi Donacien back from injury, after the full-back sustained a dead leg against Lincoln City on Sunday 29th December.

Team News - Stanley

Stanley manager John Coleman is hopeful that Colby Bishop will be back available for selection, with the striker having returned to training yesterday following a back injury.

Winger Jordan Clark also sat out the Leasing.com Trophy win over Fleetwood Town, and Coleman confirmed that the 26-year-old missed out with a slight hamstring strain.

To read the full interview with Stanley's manager from his pre-match press conference, CLICK HERE!

Inside The Dressing Room

Stanley midfilder Joe Pritchard admits that he has enjoyed operating as a winger for the Reds so far this season.

"I've never really played in wide positions before as I've always played in the centre of midfield.

"I'm learning the role, but I think it does suit the way I play and I've really enjoyed it this season."

To read the full interview with the 23-year-old, CLICK HERE!

Tickets

Tickets for tomorrow afternoon's match at Portman Road are available right up until kick-off, CLICK HERE for ticket prices!

Kit

Stanley will be wearing their home kit for tomorrow's Sky Bet League One game at Portman Road, CLICK HERE to buy yours!

iFollow Stanley

If you're unable to attend tomorrow afternoon's, then you can listen to live audio commentary on iFollow Stanley for just £2.50.

International supporters will also be able to watch the game live on iFollow Stanley, CLICK HERE to find out more!


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