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No New Injuries But Changes Possible
Monday, 12th Sep 2016 13:50

Town have no new injuries ahead of Tuesday’s game at Derby County but manager Mick McCarthy says he could make changes to his side.

McCarthy says no one suffered a knock during Friday’s controversial 2-1 defeat at Reading - “We’re fine, that’s good news” - but that he could shuffle his pack.

“Possibly, but they’ll all have recovered from it. It was Friday night so it’s not too demanding in terms of Saturday-Tuesday,” he said.

“I think they’ll all be OK and I was delighted with the performance, we played well.”

The Town boss still expects loanee Jonny Williams to be ready to make his fourth Blues debut next month.

“I think he will be fit some time in October,” he added. “He was ahead of schedule, he told me when I spoke to him he’d started running. Hopefully he will be back as soon as he can be.”

Luke Hyam will discover whether his knee problem requires surgery next week: “He’ll get the news two weeks from when he saw [the specialist] and I think it was last week he saw him.”

Striker David McGoldrick is also still sidelined with an ankle injury and remains on schedule for a return to action in late October or early November.

“He is five weeks in and we were talking about 10 to 12 because he didn’t have to have the operation. So, as they say in America, do the math,” McCarthy continued.

Meanwhile, the Blues boss says he will not be taking his interest in former Carlisle and Tottenham full-back Alex McQueen, who played for the U23s at Barnsley on Friday, any further: “He just played in the game, he won’t be coming back.”

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dirtydingusmagee added 20:17 - Sep 12
bottom four by Christmas im afraid ,ITFC Is a dying club under present regime badly in need of new owner and manager.This post wont win me many friends i dont suppose ,but in 50 + yrs of supporting the club,ive never been more convinced the club needs a complete change ,before any real success can be achieved .Ive quit the stands,and to be honest even sparing time to listen to the matches or watch on tv is getting to be an effort .

adeblueboy added 20:28 - Sep 12
The back four will never change bar Webster because he does not sign anyone for the obvious positions where we need strengthening.

chevvymalc added 20:44 - Sep 12
We could get a new owner shortly or can you run a business from a Rio prison!!!

Knightsy added 20:54 - Sep 12
Two things in this report controversial defeat and delighted with the performance, re Reading Game.

Derby Home Win.

prebsa added 21:01 - Sep 12
Is Swn98 just essex57 operating under a new name?

MadDog added 21:10 - Sep 12
Delighted with the performance?? One of the most boring games I've seen in a long while-2 mid-table sides going nowhere. Only fear is we might well be sliding down the table if we keep setting up to draw games both home & away!! Season looks like it could be a very long one!!

ITFCsince67 added 21:20 - Sep 12
Can you drop the Club Captain?

grumpyoldman added 21:32 - Sep 12
Prebsa you could be right, he marked me down for my tongue in cheek musings, no sense of humour, takes everything too serious

prebsa added 21:36 - Sep 12
grumpyoldmam. It was one of the best comments I have read in a while. It's the truth in it that really got to me!

runningout added 21:44 - Sep 12
the sentences suggesting we didn't play too bad.. Whether its first half or second, doesn't sit well with me when you finish a game without any points.. Some of our so called professionals are not stepping up

itfchorry added 22:01 - Sep 12
Under Big Joe, we still had 24-26,000 on
the park.

Football was exciting and there was a real
optimism of our return to our rightful
place in English football.

We now have gates of less than 16,000.

After 45 years of supporting this truly
wonderful football club, it almost seems
like a chore in just attending.

We are badly lead both on and off the pitch.

So many top Town fans, that we all have
known over the years have stopped going.

Unless this situation is addressed very soon,
We are in danger of losing a future generation
of supporters.

I'm afraid that this all started, when Evans
took over. He appears to know nothing about
Football and has been badly advised.

In my opinion, we can't get out of this rut,
until a new owner comes in.

Sadly, in the meantime we could be in
for a very rough ride.

Ipswich til I Die

grumpyoldman added 22:14 - Sep 12
Swn98, I have just noticed your comment, "who the hell do you think you are?". Simple answer a person who has supported ITFC for over fifty years, seen promotions, relegations, triumphs and near misses. Who has shouted himself hoarse singing the praises of his blue heroes. Now a totally fed up male who hates to see his beloved blues become a total bunch of no hopers, who can see through BS from his club and manager who treats it supporters as moronic sheep. If I didn't laugh at the situation it would make me become depressed. You may not agree with my sentiments but never mind, I personally don't give a toss about your opinion of me, I wasn't put on this earth to please you!

paul73 added 22:37 - Sep 12
We are miles away from being a top 6 side..
Friday's game at Reading was dire.
Two sides that had players who could barely control and keep ball for more than 3-4 passes..
How Tommy Smith is in the side ahead of Webster us beyond me..
There lies the problem.. seasons of players like Tommy Smith who are simply not good enough for top end Championship .
After sitting there watching the game on Friday , I then punished myself and watched it again on TV once I returned home..
It's not til you watch it on TV , you actually realise how poor the football is..
Love my club but it will be a long time before we even consider ourselves a chance of reaching the supposedly promised land...
Still Derby tomorrow.. I'll be there..

carsey added 22:38 - Sep 12
I'm kind of hoping Douglas will break a bone between now and Derby. Nothing serious just a small bone in his foot will do and Berra catches a virus Chambers gets the sh1t£ and Knudsen gets lost on the way to the ground. Only this type of thing will force McCarthy to change the team. We may not win but we might play some decent football.
Certainly something drastic has to happen otherwise it's going to be a long dull season only to finish outside the top 6.

Sixto6 added 22:42 - Sep 12
2. My mate Dave from the pub (just not chambers)
3. Knusden
4. Webster
5. Berra
6. Skuse
7. Ward
8. Bishop
9. Pitman
10. Sears
11. Lawrence
4-4-2 Skuse to sit, bish to pull the strings and wardy, Fred and Lawro to run at the defence !

TimmyH added 23:33 - Sep 12
All I can say is thank god it's not on the box!...90+ minutes of getting my expectations up only for reality to strike home once more.

bohslegend added 23:43 - Sep 12
I thought Douglas put in a good shift second half and did a lot of hassling and chasing that we needed to do to put pressure on Reading's version of Total Football. All three goals were a joke to be fair. Each peno was the ref being extreme in his interpretation of the rules, and I don't think that's how the game should be reffed (little bit of common sense could have been applied).
The 93rd min decision (as daft as Knudsen was for grappling - having played well besides) was just ridiculous. The ref decided then that he would enforce a rule he had ignored possibly 10 times for each team previously in the game, and coincidentally it was when Reading had the ball down for a corner in the final seconds of injury time.
If that was a peno, it should have ended about 10-all if he'd applied the rules consistently.

And Blueboy - for someone who regularly gets upset if anyone dares to label you with an apt description - "numpties"?? Suits you Sir.

guentchev added 02:21 - Sep 13
I am in agreement with bohslegend on the Reading game. Douglas put in a good shift in the second half and we more than matched them in the second half. It was clear that we were second best in the first half but compared to a number of games I have seen we actually played decent football.

It will be interesting to see how we do without a "true" target man away from home this season. I think we have a real chance at Derby to show that there is life without Murphy. A few weeks back we would have been pleased with a point at Derby but we really do need the 3 if we are going to keep up with those top 6 places. A loss and we could be staring in the other direction.

Swn98 added 07:48 - Sep 13
Grumpy old man just replying to the statement that you made to me re the reading game not nice is it !!!!!

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 15:42 - Sep 13
Webster, Chambers, Berra, Knudsen
Ward, Skuse, Grant, Lawrence
Pittman, Best

blueboy1981 added 18:36 - Sep 13
bohslegend .......... still firmly entrenched on the 'excuse trail' then - get a life please.

My suggestion wouldn't effect you anyway - now would it ..... ?? - therefore you're not in a position to comment.

Other than from afar - of course ...... !!

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