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Wickham Fine to Face QPR
Wickham Fine to Face QPR
Monday, 21st Feb 2011 14:02

Town boss Paul Jewell says he expects striker Connor Wickham to be fine for Tuesday’s trip to QPR despite turning his ankle in the second half of the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Hull City on Saturday.

Jewell said: “Connor went over on his ankle, but he’s fine. He was in yesterday and we trained this morning, so he’ll be fine.”

Skipper David Norris will again miss out and is unlikely to be fit for Saturday’s visit by Portsmouth: “I spoke to him before I came down here and I think he’s definitely struggling for tomorrow.

"He’s not too bad, he’s just got a little bit of a problem with his ankle, his knee's fine, but his ankle’s giving him more of a problem. I would think Saturday might be a bit tight.”

The Blues have no new injuries, although full-back or midfielder Shane O’Connor is not yet ready to return to the squad after his bout of appendicitis.

Keeper Brian Murphy is likely to be back in around a month after his broken ankle, while midfielder Alan Quinn is continuing his recovery after his second operation on the groin problem which has sidelined him for the entire season.

The Blues boss is likely to make one change to his team with Jimmy Bullard expected to return, probably for Saturday's full debutant Andy Drury.

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BlueVelvet added 14:10 - Feb 21
he was clearly keen to stay on the pitch on Sat to ensure max positive exposure to the various scouts at the ground - CW says he has his heart set on Liverpool
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Worcester added 14:10 - Feb 21
Come on Connor get us an early goal!
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DiamondGezzer added 14:28 - Feb 21
With each game, Connor is becoming an integral part of the team, would be a shame [ as others have said ] should he leave before reaching his full potential.
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Blueulster added 15:05 - Feb 21
Does anybody think Connor should be playing the lone striker roleinsted of Scotland and Priskin?
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Back_The_Boss added 15:20 - Feb 21
Not really Blueulster, 4-3-3 has been working well so why change to 1 upfront? If its not broken don't fix it.
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Skip73 added 15:25 - Feb 21
I agree with you kingkeano but I think its ironic that someone with that name is saying 'if it aint broke don't fix it'. Lol
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fourth added 16:16 - Feb 21
Blueulster

Yes
Havoc!
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jas0999 added 16:59 - Feb 21
Good news!
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daniel2302 added 17:00 - Feb 21
good news, but please Blue velvet where did you hear that? as he told paul jewell he wants to stay at ipswich because thats where he's heart is and thats where it will always be.
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blueherts added 17:14 - Feb 21
I am sure he will go - He is a huge asset but Football is business and he is a Liverpool fan - they need a decent striker !! and if we can get good money for him we will go at season end ....Shame yes , but we still got some good youngsters at the club - I think Murray is a great prospect
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blueblood66 added 17:59 - Feb 21
don't be so defeatist! His agent is Paul Goddard, and he said the best for CW is for him to play for us for another season at least, as he will just sit on the bench/ in reserves at any top Premiership club.
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Garv added 18:20 - Feb 21
Did a job on 'walcott can do a job on routeledge
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fourth added 18:22 - Feb 21
It hardly matters. It should be recognised that good players are likely to be snapped up by good clubs.
If we get £15m, it would be a good deal giving an across the board improvement. After all, he can only get his little legs moving at one place, at one time!

He might choose to come back again in 5 years time!
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Suffolk_n_Good added 18:25 - Feb 21
Phew!!! He's been great of late.
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Worcester added 19:21 - Feb 21
I recon his agent is doing the calculations. He is 17 and pretty awesome. But what salary can he command at the moment? If he stays and gets 20-30 goals between now and the end of next season (bnot totally out of the question) he can command a larger salary and won't sit on anybodies bench.

Good for us

Good for his agent

Good for him
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RetroBlue added 19:26 - Feb 21
If CW goes to LFC he wants his head seeing to. Of ALL the Clubs he could go to, LFC are hardly the right club"now". Plus to go to any prem club in the summer will see him spend far more of his time sat on the bench than playing . He needs to be playing week in , week out (like he is with us now).

OOOOH dear , why oh why is it these young up and coming players with potential are in such bloody hurry to sit on the bench at a "faceless" "BIG" club?

Maybe he should look out Richard Wright have a chat with him, and see when his playing career all fell apart !!
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pinewoodblueboy added 19:40 - Feb 21
Why are you all worrying about young Connor going to Liverpool/Spurs/Newcastle/Timbuktu etc. As i posted on here last evening, enjoy the young mans talent whist he is still here starting at QPR tomorrow. It is enevitable that he will move on when the time is right for him and the club.
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Worcester added 19:56 - Feb 21
We should get them to buy him then loan him back to us
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Keaneish added 22:48 - Feb 21
Sticking my neck out here but a win is on tomorrow night. As for Wickham, no need to speculate, he'll be off it's just whether we can hold our own and not bow down to some paltry offer from a premier league bully. We've got plenty of cash not to sell though...right Marcus!?
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ClassyIpswichLass added 00:16 - Feb 22
Yep, Ipswich play well on Tuesdays these days. 0:2 (Bullard and Priskin).
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WordUp added 05:33 - Feb 22
I love it how the value of CW seems to be going up each week. I think it's now up to $15m! I reckon every goal between now and the end of the season we up his price by a mil.
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