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16 November 2012

Bradley set to make debut for Town against Foxes

Bradley Orr has told the Club website he is ‘raring to go’ after joining Town on loan from Blackburn.

The defender has agreed a stay at Portman Road until January 26 and is set to make his debut against Leicester at the King Power Stadium tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.

“I know a lot about Ipswich anyway and I think there is a lot of potential here,” the new Blue told the Club website.

“When you look at the players in the squad and the competition we have for places, it’s a bit of a mystery as to why we are down the bottom.

“But I’ve been really impressed at the tempo in which we’ve been working at in training since I’ve come in and the gaffer has been brilliant so far.

“I wanted to come and play games and having played a lot for Blackburn already this season, I’m fit and raring to go should the gaffer select me tomorrow.”

Team news
Blues boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed that new loan signing Bradley Orr will start at the King Power Stadium. Elliott Hewitt could again be in the squad to take on the Foxes, after being named as a substitute for the first time against Burnley last time out. Mick will have to make changes to his midfield, after Richie Wellens returned to Leicester following his loan spell, although Lee Martin is back following a one-game suspension.  Scott Loach and Nigel Reo-Coker, who both missed training on Thursday, are fit to travel.
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson allowed midfielder Neil Danns to depart the club in the week, with the former Colchester and Birmingham man joining Championship rivals Bristol City on loan. Richie Wellens has returned following a loan spell with Town. Martyn Waghorn and Liam Moore could both come into contention after the pair impressed while on international duty for England U21s while David Nugent is expected to recover from a neck injury.

Where they finished last season
Leicester -9th
Town - 15th

Where they currently stand
Leicester- 5th
Town- 22nd

One to watch
David Nugent. The striker has an excellent record against Town, especially at Portman Road, and he will be hoping to continue his good return in front of goal against the Blues at the weekend. Nugent, who joined the Foxes from Portsmouth at the start of last season, netted twice in Leicester’s win at Portman Road last term and has aided his team’s cause this season with seven League goals so far this term.

Match officials
Referee: Keith Stroud
Assistants: Antony Coggins and Paul Hobday
Fourth official: Nigel Murphy

Live commentary of the game will be available on Ipswich Player, with exclusive Town team news and match updates coming via our official Twitter channel, @Official_ITFC.

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