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15 September 2015

Striker could miss Leeds trip with tight hamstring as the Blues look to get back to winning ways

Mick McCarthy confirmed that Freddie Sears is a doubt for the trip to Leeds, but has no other fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

Kevin Bru and Teddy Bishop make their return from injury in the U21s yesterday against Birmingham, while Tommy Oar makes his first Town appearance in the same game.

“Freddie’s got a tight hamstring. We’ve just got to wait and see how he is, but he’s the only one that’s a doubt ahead of tomorrow,” Mick told Ipswich Player HD.

“I’ll be desperate to have him in the squad but what I won’t do is risk him. We had a bad day at the office on Friday but I thought he was excellent again.

“Teddy and Kevin went away with the under 21s, Tommy too. They’ll be in the squad for Friday and certainly for the cup tie at Manchester United.”

He stressed that despite the result on Friday, it’s no time for ‘knee-jerk’ reactions and that there isn’t a need for wholesale changes to the squad, confirming that Dean Gerken will remain between the sticks for the Blues.

“Gerks will be playing. When you’ve conceded eight goals in two games, all positions are under threat and if you make a change and they don’t play well then you’ve not got a lot of room to manoeuvre,” the boss added.

“I’m not one that just changes people for the sake of it. Each one of the players were hurting just as much as I was but none of them let me down or let the Club down intentionally, it was just a bad day at the office.”

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