Mings Makes Debut at Burnley
Saturday, 4th May 2013 11:58
Tyrone Mings will make his debut for the Blues in Mick McCarthy’s promised much-changed side at Burnley this afternoon (KO 12.45pm). Academy second-year scholar Jack Marriott is on the bench.
The December signing from Chippenham Town starts at left-back with Patrick Kisnorbo making his full league debut for the Blues at the centre of the defence alongside Tommy Smith. Scott Loach is in goal and Richard Stearman is at right-back.
Aaron Cresswell, who if he plays the full game will have completed every minute of Town’s season, will start on the left of midfield with Anthony Wordsworth and Luke Hyam in the centre and skipper Carlos Edwards on the right. Frank Nouble and Daryl Murphy are again up front.
Midfielder Andy Drury, who we understand has been told be won't be offered new terms by the Blues this summer, didn't travel with the squad with his partner expecting a baby.
Michael Chopra, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Reece Brown and Jason Brown all travelled - and made a brief pre-match appearance in the Burnley pressroom - but aren't included in the 18. Full match preview here.
Shortly before kick-off, you can join other Town fans in our chatroom to discuss the match. The chatroom is open to anyone registered on TWTD and match photos will be published there when available. You can find it here and it should work in any browser or on any device.
Town: Loach, Stearman, Kisnorbo, Smith, Mings, Edwards, Hyam, Wordsworth, Cresswell, Nouble, Murphy. Subs: Lee-Barrett, Hewitt, Chambers, Tabb, N'Daw, Martin, Marriott.
Burnley: Grant, Lafferty, Shackell, Long, Trippier, Stock, Marney, McCann, Vokes, Ings, Paterson. Subs: Jensen, O'Neill, Howieson, Hewitt, Stanislas, Bartley, Wallace.
Get a free £25 matched bet on Derby County v Ipswich Town (or other matches) by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £5 and William Hill will match that bet up to £25. You must enter the promotional code "F25" when signing up as a new customer.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 203 bloggers
All Aboard the Directorship by Bluetaff
I look forward to the start of each new season with such vim and vigour - with the possible exception of this one, oddly.
Comparing Mick to Mick and to Joe Royle by KBsSocks
What's the difference this season, comparing Mick McCarthy's 40 games this season to his previous 140?
The Years When Seasons Did Not Finish on 5th April by TimS
Can you remember those halcyon days when football seasons did not end on 5th April and there were things to play for right up to the ultimate final whistle? Football is about excitement. Football fans need to have those end-of-season games of excitement and intrigue.
Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference by Marcus
Over the last two decades Portman Road has changed from being a buzzing place with exciting football to graveyard shift at a library. What can be done to change this?
How Much Do We Need to Rip Up to Start Again? by Steve_M
That small amount of promise and hopefulness at the start of the year has been well and truly dashed and this looks like it’s going to be one of those frustrating seasons; one where Ipswich is competitive enough against all but the best sides in the division but just not good enough on a consistent basis to ever build the momentum necessary for a sustained promotion challenge.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]