Ipswich Town play host to Lincoln City this weekend in the FA Cup Third Round.

The National League outfit prepare to play Championship Ipswich in a game which is a huge mismatch on paper.

Ipswich will be expected to win but they cannot underestimate Lincoln, who will be well up for the big clash.

But coming off the back of a very busy festive period, Mick McCarthy might look to rotate his squad and give some peripheral players a chance to catch his eye against a weaker opposition.

There should be no holding back from McCarthy – these players need to be developing with regular playing time and that’s exactly what he should be offering to a handful of his promising youngsters.

Here are 2 players who Mick McCarthy needs to start in Saturday’s FA Cup clash at home to Lincoln City so that he can run the rule over them in a competitive senior environment.