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Town Without Chambers and Skuse Against Derby
Wednesday, 13th Feb 2019 19:04

Town are without skipper Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse for this evening’s home game against Derby County.

Chambers has been suffering with a foot injury since the Aston Villa game and was feeling the problem late on at Norwich, while Skuse is ill.

The Blues’ captain’s absence sees Jonas Knudsen join Matthew Pennington, a Rams target in January, at the centre of the defence with Myles Kenlock at left-back and James Bree on the right. In the absence of Chambers and vice-captain Skuse, keeper Bartosz Bialkowski wears the armband.

Trevoh Chalobah takes up the deeper lying midfield role with Teddy Bishop returning to the starting line-up alongside Flynn Downes ahead of him.

Alan Judge is behind strikers Will Keane and Collin Quaner with Freddie Sears out for nine months, while Gwion Edwards is back in the 18 after a groin problem.

Derby include ex-Blues striker Martyn Waghorn and former loanee Tom Lawrence, but another one-time Town striker Jack Marriott is not yet ready to return after illness and an ankle injury.

Back in the side for the first time since his ban for biting Joe Allen in November is ex-Canaries midfielder Bradley Johnson.

Ex-England international Ashley Cole is on the bench alongside Town nemesis David Nugent.

Town: Bialkowski (c), Bree, Pennington, Knudsen, Kenlock, Chalobah, Bishop, Downes, Judge, Quaner, Keane. Subs: Gerken, Edwards, Jackson, Harrison, Nolan, Nsiala, Dozzell.

Derby: Roos, Bogle, Keogh (c), Tomori, Malone, Johnson, King, Wilson, Holmes, Lawrence, Waghorn. Subs: Ravas, Wisdom, Bryson, Bennett, Cole, Nugent, Huddlestone. Referee: Andy Madley (West Yorkshire).

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Letchworth_Blue added 19:05 - Feb 13
We might just have a chance then!!....
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bluedickie added 19:08 - Feb 13
Am assuming Bart will be captain ?
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ITFCsince73 added 19:11 - Feb 13
Great news imo. Hopefully both out for the season. Then let go.
Town will never flourish with those 2 involved.
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BlueySwede added 19:13 - Feb 13
Pennington and Knudsen need to put in the performance of their careers. Well, the whole team need to be at top of their game. Give it a go!
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blueboy1981 added 19:14 - Feb 13
Interesting .... !!

That's stumped a few people if we lose - the two players that some blame for everything, are OUT.

Could be an interesting result ...... !!!
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ITFCsince73 added 19:16 - Feb 13
The difference in investment is as clear as day.
Derby paying wages of 150k per week for players on the bench.
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BlueySwede added 19:16 - Feb 13
ITFCsince73 Are you serious? We have enough injuries as it is...Skuse is no world beater, but we do miss him when he is not playing. Chambers make some mistakes, yes, but weighs up for it with his energy and fight (also we lack decent centre backs).
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prebbs007 added 19:19 - Feb 13
Knusden has clearly stated his desire to NOT play for our beloved club. Make him train with nth and play in the U23’s .... plus he is useless anyway !!
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ITFCsince73 added 19:20 - Feb 13
Blueboy the starting 11 know how to pass the ball forward,on the floor as well.
That has to be a good thing even in defeat.
The future of the club lies as far from Chambo and his side kick as possible.
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warktheline added 19:25 - Feb 13
Regardless of result it’s the sort of line up I’d like to see going forward . Just unload the Dane!
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ITFCsince73 added 19:25 - Feb 13
Blueyswede. Are you serious?
Chambo directly responsible for how many goals conceded this season?
Or do you see it like him...others to blame.
We miss Skuse for passing back and sideways.
Both not our future sorry.
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warktheline added 19:26 - Feb 13
Blueboy has u turned enormously of late in relation to players!
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muccletonjoe added 19:26 - Feb 13
Like this midfield. Maybe the best we have got unless Huws is fit. Derby with Waghorn and Lawrence, Nugent and Huddleston to come on. So a tall order with the strikers we have. We need to be inspired to win it , that is for sure.
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Saxonblue74 added 19:27 - Feb 13
Itfcsince73, Pitman on 20k, 3/4 of sunderland squad 20k+, Luton budget higher than ours and Derby squad players on 150k? Is there a website somewhere disclosing all this info or are you a Mole??!!
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AYACCA added 19:28 - Feb 13
We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore.
We will be united in our common interests.
Perhaps its fate that today is the 13th feb, and we will once again be fighting for our survival, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution -- but from relegation.

We're fighting for our right to live, to exist in the 2nd tier.

And should we win the day, the 13th of February will no longer be known as the day before valentines, but as the day when the world declared in one voice:
"We will not go quietly into the night!

We will not vanish without a fight!

We're going to live on!

We're going to survive!"

Today is our independence day!!
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cat added 19:30 - Feb 13
Concur with the man ITFCsince73, sooner they have gone the better.
Larry with the line up, as per ‘walky’ this is the way forward
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ITFCsince73 added 19:33 - Feb 13
Saxonblue74. There’s a huge wide web out there. You’d be supprised the info it holds. Plus I was bored at work.
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ITFCsince73 added 19:36 - Feb 13
Cat. Wouldn’t expect you to think any different. A poster with a brain. Who always talks sense. And knows football. And great sense of humour by the way.
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ITFCsince73 added 19:41 - Feb 13
By the way saxonblue74 combined bench 150k not each.
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Stewart27 added 19:45 - Feb 13
Bluey swede

What on earth will we miss in Skuse?
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ChrisR added 19:47 - Feb 13
It does not look great , 5 loanees , want away Knudsen , erratic goalkeeper , goalless forwards , against our best ever loanee Lawrence, and Waghorn who was terrific last year.
In a perfect world we should have signed those 2 permanently .
Heaven help us all .
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blueboy1981 added 19:54 - Feb 13
....... neither Chambers or Skuse were to blame for that - or Evans for that matter !! ....... over to all those on here with money to talk about, but haven't enough to buy the Club. Or have they ? - maybe one will step forward and wark the wark !

Time for them to keep stum me thinks.
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Karlosfandangal added 20:09 - Feb 13
1-0 down after 2 mins is it Sunday again
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Northstandveteran added 20:20 - Feb 13
No.
Someone told Ipswich they were playing Sunday morning football and obliged.
This is just the normal s###!
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warktheline added 20:45 - Feb 13
How pathetic 'Evans has money, you don't, so shut it'! No I ruddy won't nor will plenty others! Maybe some bend over for the Capitalist, and more if asked! A 'certain' post on here last week silenced the pro Evans!
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