Ipswich Town Vs Reading, Sat 3 Apr 2010

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Ipswich manager Roy Keane will have teenage striker Connor Wickham back in his squad for the visit of in-form Reading.

Wickham - who turned 17 this week - missed the goalless draw with Swansea last weekend as he was scoring for the England Under-17 squad but will be back with Town after another international game on Thursday night.

Keane saw his side put in an improved display at the Liberty Stadium as the club recorded a club-record-equalling 18th draw of the season and may name an unchanged XI.

On-loan full-back Liam Rosenior is available to face parent club Reading but may be on the bench again, while goalkeeper Richard Wright could also be among the replacements.

Wright has been out of action since injuring his knee in November but stepped up his comeback with an appearance for the reserves in midweek.

Keane remains without winger Luciano Civelli who is out until September as he battles to save his career from a serious knee injury.

Reading manager Brian McDermott will check on the availability of midfielder Jay Tabb before naming his squad.

Tabb missed the 1-1 draw with West Brom last weekend after injuring his ankle in the win at Leicester but could be back in contention against Roy Keane's side.

He will replace Brynjar Gunnarsson in midfield if fit enough as the Royals look for their 10th win in the last 13 league games.

Czech Republic midfielder Marek Matejovsky may also be back in the 16 after a stomach injury but Kalifa Cisse is still out with a thigh problem.

Captain Ivar Ingimarsson will play no further part this season thanks to a hamstring injury so on-loan Blackburn man Zurab Khizanishvili will continue to deputise at centre-half.

Noel Hunt and Chris Armstrong remain long-term absentees with their knee injuries.

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