Scunthorpe will make a late decision on the availability of centre-back Rob Jones ahead of the clash with fellow strugglers Ipswich.

Jones, a club-record signing from Hibernian, missed Saturday's 2-2 draw with Watford after breaking his nose in the victory against Barnsley last Tuesday.

If the big defender misses out then recent signing Michael Raynes is expected to partner David Mirfin at the heart of the Scunthorpe defence.

Mirfin needed two injections in a toe to get through Saturday's game and will require the same treatment once again.

Winger Garry Thompson will be hoping to earn a recall to the starting line-up after making his return from a hamstring injury in a substitute appearance against the Hornets.

But defender Andrew Wright is not expected to feature against Roy Keane's side due to an ankle injury.

Ipswich could have defender Liam Rosenior back for the trip.

Rosenior missed the trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday through illness but could come back into contention at Glanford Park.

Carlos Edwards will hope to stay on the right of midfield after he scored his first goal in nearly three years to give Roy Keane`s side a vital 1-0 win at Hillsborough, while at the other end of the pitch, Brian Murphy will also be looking to keep his place.

The goalkeeper made his debut at the weekend - becoming the fifth keeper used by Keane this season - and put in a faultless shift.

Richard Wright, who started the season in goal, is close to a return from his knee injury but winger Luciano Civelli will not be back until September after a serious knee injury.

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