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12 September 2014

Welcome selection headache for Mick as injuries clear up for Blues

Mick McCarthy has welcomed the selection headache he faces as Town host Millwall this weekend. 

Blues have a fully fit squad to choose from, with Stephen Hunt and Cameron Stewart both in contention to play after recovering from injuries sustained in pre-season. 

Cameron has been out with a fractured jaw while Hunty sustained a calf problem at the start of pre-season. 

“They are both fine now and are available to play,” the Town boss told the Club website. 

“Cameron has only played two, maybe three games though and he’s not ready to start. 

“Hunty has probably had even less time on the pitch although he has shown before that he has the ability to come back from injury and get through games. 

“They will both probably play for the U21s on Monday, which means they either won’t be involved on Saturday or on Tuesday night against Brighton. 

“Christophe was forced out of international duty with Scotland with a knee injury but he’s fine now as well so we have a full squad.”

With Cole Skuse available after missing the draw at Derby through sickness, Mick admits he has a selection dilemma.

“Yes, it’s nice one to have. I like having 20 players in the dressing-room and knowing any one of them can do a good job for you and we’ve got that,” the boss added.

Team news
Town: Blues have a fully fit squad, with Stephen Hunt and Cameron Stewart both available. 

Millwall: Former Blue, Ed Upson, could feature in the squad after playing 90 minutes for the Lions’ U21s against Nottingham Forest on Monday but Nicky Bailey misses out with a calf injury.

Foot in both camps
Not one but three. Ed Upson scored Town’s winner in the FA Youth Cup final in 2005 while still a schoolboy. Lee Martin spent four years at Portman Road before joining Millwall in the summer of 2013 while Carlos Edwards went a year longer, joining Blues in August 2009 and going on to skipper the Club for two of his five years here. He joined Millwall on loan towards the end of last term and made the move permanent in the summer.

Referee: Carl Berry 
Assistants: Graham Kane and Christopher O’Donnell 
Fourth official: Michael George

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can listen to live commentary of the game and hear Mick McCarthy’s reaction to the 90 minutes in the Full Time show after the final whistle. 

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