Ipswich v Leicester

Last updated : 17 December 2010 By BBC Sport

Leicester could give a debut to their on-loan keeper, Chris Kirkland, who has been having treatment on his back.

Roman Bednar is a doubt, having lasted only 37 minutes against Doncaster because he was carrying a knock.


Ominously for Ipswich, who have suffered six consecutive defeats, they are now only three points above the relegation zone. And even more ominously for them, the last team to lose seven Championship matches in a row was Plymouth last season - and they went down.

Owner's patience will run out - Keane

Town started the season well but are now enduring their worst run of results since losing eight in a row between February and April 1995, when they were in the Premier League.

These are tough times for under-pressure manager Roy Keane, who is keen to add to his squad in January, and this week claimed he was about to get "more ruthless" with his players after being "too good" to some of them.

Keane's side have looked vulnerable at home, where they have slumped to five defeats this season. But no second-tier team has conceded more away goals than Leicester, who have shipped 25 on the road.



• Ipswich have won 25 and Leicester 19 of the 60 league matches between these clubs.

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• Leicester's only win in their last 14 league visits to Ipswich was a 2-0 victory in February 2007.


• Ipswich have lost 10 of their last 13 Championship games.

• They have gone 13 consecutive games without a draw - the longest such sequence in the second tier.

• Jason Scotland could make his 200th start in English and Scottish league football.


• Leicester have had 290 attempts on goal in Championship matches this season - more than any other team.

• They have committed the fewest fouls (189) and have only been shown 21 cards (two red, and 19 yellow).

• Paul Gallagher, who has scored three goals in his last two matches, is set to make his 250th career appearance.

• On-loan Tottenham defender Kyle Naughton is in line for his 100th career appearance.

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport