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15 September 2017

The Blues look to get back to winning ways against bottom side, Bolton Wanderers on Saturday

Current standings: The Blues are seventh in the Championship following successive defeats, but could return to a play-off position with victory at the weekend. Saturday’s visitors Bolton sit bottom of the table with just two points from their first seven games.

League form:

Town – W W W L L

Points from last five:9/15

Ipswich started the season well with four wins from four, but have failed to pick up points in the last two against Fulham and away at QPR.

Barnsley (A) W 2-1

Millwall (A) W 4-3

Brentford (H) W 2-0

Fulham (H) L 2-0

QPR (A) L 2-1

Bolton – D L L L L 

Winless Bolton gained points away at Millwall and Birmingham, but have fallen to defeat in their last four, and have scored just once in their last five league matches.

Birmingham City (A) D 0-0

Derby County (H) L 2-1

Hull City (A) L 4-0

Middlesbrough (H) L 3-0

Sheffield United (H) L 1-0

The last time we met: 08/03/16 Bolton 2 Town 2

Ipswich almost secured three points at the Macron Stadium two seasons ago, but a 97th minute penalty from Stephen Dobbie rescued a draw for the hosts. The Trotters clawed back a two goal deficit in the second half after Kevin Bru and Christophe Berra had netted for the Blues. Bolton replied through Lawrie Wilson with 17 minutes remaining before Dobbie held his nerve from the spot in the dying stages.

Previous meetings at Portman Road:

03/11/15 Town 2-0 Bolton

17/03/15 Town 1-0 Bolton

01/02/14 Town 1-0 Bolton

16/03/13 Town 1-0 Bolton

08/01/05 Town 1-3 Bolton (FA Cup)

One to watch: Gary Madine. The Gateshead-born striker is Bolton’s top scorer in the Championship this season with two goals, and collected the club’s Player of the Month award for August.

Could be the difference: The visitors have conceded 10 goals in their last four league matches, and have the joint worst goal difference with Burton this season.

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