Ipswich will be without midfielder Flynn Downes when they face Oxford in another huge League One clash on Saturday.
Downes was dismissed during the Tractor Boys’ goalless draw with Northampton on Tuesday for two bookable offences, although the East Anglian Daily Times believe that with the sending off being for ‘offensive language’, he’ll miss two games instead of the usual one for two yellow cards.
Meanwhile, Ipswich confirmed that Gwion Edwards, who sustained an injury during the recent defeat to Peterborough is also unavailable, whilst neither Toto Nsiala or James Wilson are fit enough to return and will therefore miss the game at Portman Road.
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But is Lambert likely to make any changes from the midweek game with the Cobblers?
Well, with Downes suspended, the Tractor Boys boss is forced into making at least one alteration – handing an opportunity to one of Teddy Bishop or Alan Judge to possibly start.
Ipswich also revealed that winger Luke Thomas is doubtful having picked up a knock in the game with Northampton – with youngster Jack Lankester the likely replacement if the on-loan Barnsley man doesn’t make it.
Despite their poor recent run of just two League One victories since Christmas, Lambert, whose job at Portman Road is under increasing pressure, isn’t likely to make too many changes here, meaning on-loan Tottenham man Troy Parrott might be given another chance from the start as he goes in search of his first professional goal.