|Bullard a Doubt for Return to Hull|
Thursday, 5th Jan 2012 10:09
Town boss Paul Jewell is waiting on flu victim Jimmy Bullard ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at his former club Hull City. The Blues are short on central midfielders for the trip to the KC Stadium with Lee Bowyer and Keith Andrews injured and Andy Drury cup-tied.
Jewell said: “We’ve got a few injury problems. Jimmy’s still ill, he’s come in today but he’s had the flu and it’s knocked him for six.
“He was pretty bad when I spoke to him on Monday morning, I spoke to him again yesterday and he’s still very weak. Hopefully he’ll get better, so I’m not going to rule him out yet.”
If well, Bullard will probably come into the middle of midfield with Bowyer picking up a groin injury against Nottingham Forest on Monday and Drury having played for Crawley in the FA Cup this season: “Lee Bowyer’s injured for two to three weeks and Andy Drury’s cup-tied.
“Jason Scotland’s got a tight hamstring, so we have got a few injuries but we’ve still got enough players capable of going there and putting on a good performance.”
Keith Andrews’s loan spell is up after the weekend but the Irishman, who the Blues are keen to sign on a permanent basis, will be unavailable due to his torn hamstring: “He’s got his hamstring and that will rule him,” Jewell said.
The Blues boss confirmed that youngster Luke Hyam could come into his thoughts for the first time since the Carling Cup tie against Northampton in August.
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|AYACCA added 10:16 - Jan 5|
RE-SIGN jOHN wARK FOR THE GAME
|JimmyJazz added 10:25 - Jan 5|
Luke Hyam could come into his thoughts. Whoa there PJ don't overdue it!!
And has anyone asked him just why Andy Drury was allowed to be cup-tied?
|yorksblue added 10:26 - Jan 5|
Bullard has bottled it
|RetroBlue added 10:26 - Jan 5|
Just gets better and better doesn't it!
|BlueGoonie added 10:26 - Jan 5|
Caps lock issues eh ayacca??
|Punchless added 10:29 - Jan 5|
Mr Jewell has kept a very low profile this week, Mr Clegg has come out and talked rubbish and Mr Evans hasnt said anything at all, sounds about right really.
Oh dear what a mess we're in.....................add in that our Norfolk neighbours are loving every single minute of it and ITFC is a sad place at the moment.
|Legend added 10:30 - Jan 5|
You couldn't make this s**t up could you!!
Hull must be bricking it.
|Michael11 added 10:36 - Jan 5|
About time Hyam was considered, a young hungry player who actually wants to play!!
|guentchev added 10:38 - Jan 5|
Bring in Hyam, and maybe bring back o'connor and put him in left side of central defence.
|bentleybuh1 added 10:50 - Jan 5|
In all the years ive supported town i cant remember a time when its been as bad as this
|Marcus added 10:51 - Jan 5|
Why are people complaining? There were so many posts suggesting dropping the old midfielders and trying out younger players and it looks like it will happen this weekend, even though PJ's hand was forced. What's wrong with that?
I hope it works out as a cup run is one way to pull this season out of the mire.
|village_blue added 11:06 - Jan 5|
How to go from being overrun with central midfielders to being short in 1 easy lesson.
1 Sign up a load of old crocks.
2 Let Andy Drury become cup-tied.
3 Release Colin Healy.
4 Drag our feet over signing Kieth Andrews.
5 Be afraid to give the youngsters a chance.
|Frase1987 added 11:09 - Jan 5|
PJ a Doubt for Return to Hull
|TractorMan added 11:13 - Jan 5|
Guentchev - best post of the day! Bring back O'Connor as a central defender? He's about 5ft6!!
|nerdys added 11:19 - Jan 5|
What Utter Sh**E...RIP ITFC.....
|newboy added 11:27 - Jan 5|
Tractor man if you are good enough you are big enough - we have talented young players at the club being ignored by the idiot in charge we have become the laughing stock of the league and gates are going to dwindle give the youngsters a go they can't do anyworse than PJ's oap's- IF IT NEEDS A LOSS OF REVENUE TO GET A NEW MANAGER SO BE IT BECAUSE THATS WHATS COMING ME
|newboy added 11:28 - Jan 5|
Genuinely ill or is there more to the JB - PJ fall out than we know!!!!!
|lowtit added 11:43 - Jan 5|
peruvian flu -
|TractorMan added 11:52 - Jan 5|
Newboy - it's the fact he isn't a Centre Back!! A lot of our problems over the last few years are from playing people out of position.
O'Connor is a LB, although more a LM, never in a million years a CB!!
|tellitasiseeit added 11:58 - Jan 5|
Bullard time to say bye bye, go and have a drink or two or three or four or five or six and then leave Ipswich Town your a waste of space being unfit to play all the time? We can then replace you with a player who wants to play and make a name for himself and be proud to play for Ipswich fc
|tractorboybig added 12:03 - Jan 5|
a professionaly run club keeps all its options open for the benefit of the club for any particular reason. The drury affair shows how short sighted an narrow minded the present set up is.
|Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 12:23 - Jan 5|
Teams seem to be able to come to PR and play fairly crap football but have no problem getting a result against us. Can't we turn the tables for once and do the same to Hull?
|Cheshire_Blue added 12:26 - Jan 5|
What a SAD lot you all are !! Get a real life and support your team through thick and thin.
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