Ipswich V Leeds at Portman Road - Match Preview

Skuse worry for Ipswich

Ipswich will monitor Cole Skuse ahead of the visit of Leeds to Portman Road.

The influential midfielder was forced off at half-time in last weekend's late 1-0 defeat at QPR nursing an Achilles injury.

Striker Paul Taylor's withdrawal at Loftus Road, having already come on a second-half substitute, was purely tactical and he will again hope to be part of Mick McCarthy's matchday 18.

Tyrone Mings faces a few more weeks on the sidelines with his knee injury.

Leeds' new signing Scott Wootton is expected to be included in the squad.

The 21-year-old centre-half joined Leeds from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee on Tuesday and manager Brian McDermott must decide whether to keep Tom Lees and Jason Pearce in central defence or hand Wootton his debut.

Midfielder Paul Green is expected to recover from a back problem sustained during last week's derby draw with Sheffield Wednesday, while defenders Stephen Warnock, Lee Peltier and Lees are all likely to shake off knocks.

McDermott, who has no other new injury or suspension problems, could be tempted to recall Noel Hunt up front in place of either Luke Varney or Dominic Poleon.

Source: PA

Source: PA