Ipswich Town’s fine unbeaten start to the season ended as they were emphatically seen off by Doncaster in the week.
Rovers ran out 4-1 winners against the Tractor Boys and whilst boss Paul Lambert will have been concerned with the display, his focus will have quickly switched to tomorrow’s huge game against Lincoln City.
It’s second versus third at Portman Road, with Ipswich’s superior goal difference the only reason they are above Michael Appleton’s side.
So, it promises to be a cracker and here we look at the latest on the injury front after Lambert’s press conference with the East Anglian Daily Times today.
The wing-back hasn’t kicked a ball this season and unfortunately it’s going to remain that way for the next few weeks at least.
Vincent-Young is recovering from an Achilles problem and Lambert confirmed he is just starting to get back out on the pitches, so he will need to improve his fitness before joining in with the first-team.
The former Wolves man has missed the last three League One games and the boss explained how he is still a major doubt for tomorrow.
The Irishman will be assessed and given a chance to feature, so it will be a case of waiting and seeing for the manager.
Another who will be given as long as possible to make the XI is the influential Judge.
He has been an important figure this season but Lambert revealed that he has a slight hamstring complaint and it’s touch and go as to whether he starts against Lincoln.
There was some good news for Ipswich from the heavy defeat in the week though, with the powerful Hawkins making his return.
With a few extra days training, he will be involved tomorrow, although Lambert wouldn’t reveal whether he plans to use the player from the start.