It’s not been the easiest of starts for Paul Cook at Ipswich Town but the visit of Bristol Rovers to Portman Road is an ideal opportunity for his side to get back to winning ways.
The Tractor Boys are back in 11th as thing stand but only three points back from the top six, meaning a few wins could catapult them into the play-offs.
Cook’s arrival was well received but as of yet, things haven’t clicked into gear for his Ipswich side.
The visit of out-of-form Rovers could be a chance for them to build some momentum, particularly as they face fellow relegation strugglers Rochdale in a few days time.
Cook has told EADT that there are a “couple more injuries” in his squad heading into the weekend but was reluctant to specify exactly who might be missing.
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He said: “It’s always going to be difficult. We’ve got a couple more injuries if I’m truthful with you.
“I don’t really want to debate each individual player if that’s okay? I understand you have a job to do lads. If we were only speaking about one or two people then I wouldn’t have a problem.
“The reality is that the injury situation over a period of time at this club has not been great has it?”
One man that looks unlikely to miss out tomorrow is goalkeeper Tomas Holy, having been a regular fixture this term while no mention of centre-back James Wilson, who missed the game against Wigan, suggests he may still be out.
The same can be said of Kane Vincent-Young, who was forced off at halftime against the Latics.
In midfield, we could see Alan Judge miss out if Cook makes the formation change that he has hinted he might.
With Cook hinting at a change in formation and potentially a switch to a front two, we could see James Norwood and Kayden Jackson start together – with Troy Parrott likely to be out after playing during the international break.