Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has revealed that whilst winger Danny Rowe is edging ever closer to making a return to first-team action, Kane Vincent-Young has yet to take part in full-training.
The Tractor Boys, who are currently ninth in the League One standings, will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend when they face Coventry City at Portman Road.
Although Rowe isn’t expected to feature in this particular clash, Lambert has revealed that the winger has made progress in recent weeks after undergoing knee surgery in January.
In the midfielder’s absence, the Tractor Boys have suffered a concerning drop-off in form which has seen them win just three of their last 10 games in the third-tier.
Given just how poor Ipswich were during their recent clashes with Blackpool and Fleetwood, it will be intriguing to see whether Lambert opts to make any changes to his starting eleven for the club’s showdown with league leaders Coventry.
Speaking to the club’s official website ahead of Saturday’s game about Rowe, the Scotsman said: “Danny is getting closer now.
“Losing him was a blow because he was playing well at the time.
“He will give us another option when he’s ready.”
Making reference to Vincent-Young, who has been forced to watch on from the sidelines since October due to a muscular injury, Lambert added: “He’s a naturally fit lad so when he’s back, it will only be game time that he will be missing.”
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This is without doubt fantastic news for Ipswich as Rowe and Vincent-Young were both able to make a relatively positive impact for the club during the first-half of the 2019/20 campaign.
When you consider that the Tractor Boys have struggled without this duo in recent months, they will be hoping to call upon their services as soon as possible.
Providing that Vincent-Young and Rowe can hit the ground running when they return to action, they could potentially help Ipswich reach the play-offs in May.
Currently six points adrift of the top-six, the Tractor Boys will be determined to close this particular gap by securing a much-needed victory at Portman Road over Coventry on Saturday.