Ipswich have had a superb start to the League One season, sitting top of the league and staying unbeaten in their first ten fixtures of the campaign.
The Tractor Boys have been impressive so far this season and are looking good for a return to the Championship at the first time of asking.
This weekend they face Tranmere Rovers, which will be a special game for former Superwhites striker James Norwood who was influential in taking them up to League One, finishing top scorer in League Two last season.
He then moved to Ipswich and will now face his former side for the first time at Portman Road on Saturday.
It’s a game that Paul Lambert will be looking to get all three points from, as Tranmere currently sit in 18th place after a fairly average start to life in League One.
Here’s the team that Lambert should look to play on Saturday…
The Ipswich side includes just one change from the team that took to the field against Gillingham. That change comes in the forward line, as Norwood has recovered from his slight niggle meaning he’ll replace academy graduate, Andre Dozzell in the lineup.
That change means Alan Judge will move back in his more familiar position of the number ten role whilst Kayden Jackson looks to continue to build his partnership with Norwood in attack.
Emyr Huws was left out the side for the game last Saturday, but Flynn Downes impressed alongside Cole Skuse, so it would be unlikely that Lambert would make a change in the central positions.
It really is a toss up at left wing-back as Luke Garbutt has been so impressive this season, but Gwion Edwards was good at Gillingham last weekend. Considering there are Tuesday fixtures coming up, he may give Garbutt a rest until then but it wouldn’t surprise me to see each player play once in the next week.
The squad options are strong at Ipswich and this game will come too soon for Aristote Nsiala, meaning the back three will remain the same with Tomas Holy keeping his place between the sticks.
Ipswich will be looking to extend their position at the top and pick up three points once more.