Ipswich V Millwall at Portman Road - Match Preview
Updated Friday, 7th December 2012
Ipswich V Millwall at Portman Road - Match Preview.
Reo-Coker blow for Blues
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is again likely to be without the services of Nigel Reo-Coker when they play host to Millwall.
The former Aston Villa midfielder, who has not featured since their draw with Peterborough last month, is still struggling with a hamstring injury.
Fellow midfielder Luke Hyam missed last weekend's win at Bolton with a calf injury but could come back into contention to face the Lions.
Striker Michael Chopra, who scored a last-gasp winner at the Reebok, could be in line for a starting role having stolen all three points as a substitute.
Paul Taylor remains McCarthy's only long-term absentee as he continues to be sidelined by a foot injury.
The Tractor Boys are unbeaten in their last three league outings and could record three consecutive victories for the first time since February.
Millwall should be boosted by the return of three key players for the trip.
Boss Kenny Jackett hopes to welcome Darius Henderson, Liam Trotter and James Henry back from spells on the sidelines.
Seven-goal striker Henderson has been out for a month with a hamstring injury but has trained this week.
Former Ipswich midfielder Trotter has missed the last three matches with a thigh problem and winger Henry sat out last weekend's goalless draw against Charlton due to a calf strain.
Their returns give Jackett some welcome selection dilemmas with his side on a 13-match unbeaten run.
But captain Paul Robinson is still out with a pelvic problem and striker John Marquis is recovering from a groin operation.