Orr fit for Robins

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Defender Bradley Orr is fit for Bristol City's clash with Ipswich at Ashton Gate, but is unlikely to be in manager Gary Johnson's starting line-up.

Orr has not featured for the Robins since their 3-2 win at Barnsley on October 24 because of an Achilles injury, but he will be in the squad to take on Roy Keane's men. Cole Skuse is expected to continue in the right-back position, though.

Jamie McAllister has shown no ill-effects of the shin injury that has blighted him for the past fortnight and he is expected to play.

City go into the game looking to immediately get over last weekend's dramatic defeat to Sheffield United. The Blades led 2-0 at one stage, before City pulled level to 2-2 in the last minute.

But Darius Henderson then completed his hat-trick for United, ending City's 19-game unbeaten home run in the process.

Ipswich goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett will make his first start for the club as Richard Wright begins a four-month lay-off.

Former England keeper Wright was recalled to the starting line-up at Cardiff last week after Asmir Begovic returned to Portsmouth but suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury and is not expected back before March.

Manager Roy Keane was hoping to bring in another loan signing but was refused permission so Lee-Barrett will start with untested youth-teamer Ian McLoughlin on the bench.

Jon Stead will be hoping to start after coming off the bench to score the winner at Cardiff last weekend and could partner new signing Stern John up front.

Alex Bruce remains a doubt with a groin strain and long-term absentees David Norris and Luciano Civelli (both knee) are not yet ready to return.

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Arran Lee-Barrett
Asmir Begovic
Ipswich Town
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Cole Skuse
Cardiff City
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David Norris
Stern John
Roy Keane
Sheffield United
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