Fleetwood Town travel to Ipswich Town tonight looking to build on the 1-1 draw they secured last time out away at Sunderland, as they look to pick up a victory which could lift them into the top six.
Joey Barton’s side were not in action at the weekend, with their game away at Tranmere Rovers having been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, which means they were unable to try and stretch their unbeaten run in League One to ten matches last Saturday.
Fleetwood will therefore be keen to ensure that they do not pass up the chance to secure another win as they look to move back into the play-off places against an Ipswich side, who continue to fall off the pace in the race for promotion to the Championship this term.
The League One club will be without the presence of Barton on the touchline, with the Fleetwood manager serving the first of match of his two-game touchline ban, having been charged by the FA after he was sent off in his side’s win over Wycombe Wanderers last month.
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Barton’s side, though, could potentially welcome back Ched Evans into the starting line-up, with the striker having now completed his three-match suspension, after he was also sent off in the 1-0 win at Wycombe – and his return to action was delayed after the game at Tranmere was postponed.
Fleetwood could also be facing the decision over whether to bring Josh Morris back into the starting line-up against Ipswich, with the attacker, who has scored seven league goals so far this term, having been left out of the side in the last few weeks, in favour of Barrie McKay.
Barton could also face a decision over whether to make changes to the midfield to give both experienced pair Paul Coutts and Glenn Whelan a rest, although given Fleetwood did not play on Saturday it could mean the pair are able to keep their places, with the club now not having to play three games in the space of a week.
Fleetwood have no other fresh injury concerns ahead of their trip to Ipswich, which means that Barton should be able to name a strong side at Portman Road, as he looks to continue their recent momentum and move the club into the play-off places.