Ipswich Vs Leeds team news: midfield pair missing for Town
Despite Proudlock returning to the squad, Royle is almost certain to start with newly recruited Irishman Alan Lee in a lone role once again, with tricky winger Darren Currie supporting him.
The back four should remain unchanged, with Kevin Horlock back in contention for one of the vacant midfield berths, after the news that his contract will not be renewed in the summer.
Horlock has been linked with a few clubs in the last few weeks after Royle said he would let him find another club in the transfer window, should the right offer present itself to both parties. A move to Ronnie Moore's Oldham looked on the cards until it hit stumbling blocks over Horlock's high wage demands. Barnsley are now tracking the ex-Wet Ham player.
In team news for Leeds, hitman Rob Hulse is available again after suspension. He will have a fight to regain his place though after his replacement, Richard Cresswell netted twice in the 3-0 win over his ex-emplyers, Sheffield Wednesday.
Central defender Matthew Killgallon is a long term absentee.