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Ipswich Town Vs Scunthorpe United, Sat 13 Mar 2010

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Ipswich will again be without midfielder Grant Leadbitter for the visit of fellow strugglers Scunthorpe.

Leadbitter will sit out through suspension after being booked 10 times this season so Owen Garvan will continue alongside David Norris in the heart of midfield.

Manager Roy Keane saw his side put in one of their finest performances of the season on Tuesday night as they beat Cardiff 2-0 and is unlikely to make changes if he can help it.

Daryl Murphy scored both goals against the Bluebirds to take his tally to five goals in eight games since joining on loan from Sunderland and he will partner David Healy in attack once more.

Keane remains without long-term absentees Richard Wright and Luciano Civelli, who are recovering from knee surgery.

Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins could have centre-half Rob Jones available.

Jones has not featured since mid-February after suffering a broken nose but is nearing a return after playing for United's reserves at Leicester in midweek.

The 30-year-old has a full week of training under his belt and could figure in Adkins' squad.

The Iron will welcome Andrew Wright back to the first team fold following his recovery from an ankle injury.

Kenny Milne is also likely to make the trip to Suffolk despite being substituted early on in the reserve clash with Leicester.

Goalkeeper Joe Murphy withdrew from Republic of Ireland duty to focus on his side's fight to stay in the Championship, and he may start despite suffering from a wrist injury.

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