Brentford v Ipswich preview
Last Updated: 06/04/18 11:00am
Brentford will be looking to keep their slim Sky Bet Championship play-off hopes alive when they face Ipswich on Saturday.
The Bees sit 11th in the table but are just five points off the final play-off place with six games remaining. Florian Jozefzoon is expected to miss the game against Ipswich having injured his ankle late on in the 1-0 win over Bristol City.
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Midfielder Lewis Macleod could return having come back into training in recent days, with only a victory likely to keep any lingering promotion bid intact for manager Dean Smith.
Mick McCarthy saw his Tractor Boys secure a 2-2 draw against in-form Millwall on Easter Monday as they played for a second time in 48 hours. Any weary legs should be rested up in time for the trip to Griffin Park as Ipswich go in search of their first win in five.
Martyn Waghorn hit a brace in the Millwall draw and is likely to be called upon to provide the goals once again. Fellow forwards David McGoldrick and Joe Garner will miss the remainder of the season through injury so McCarthy's options in attack are limited.
Brentford have won one of their last six matches against Ipswich at Griffin Park (D2 L3) in all competitions, although that victory came last season in the Championship.
The Tractor Boys have never completed a league double over the Bees in the five previous seasons in which they've met.
No player has been directly involved in more Championship goals this season than Ipswich's Martyn Waghorn (22 - 14 goals, 8 assists).
Neal Maupay has scored more goals as a substitute than any other player in the Championship this season (6).
Brentford have won just one of their last six league games at Griffin Park (D3 L2), this after winning the previous three in a row.
Ipswich have failed to win any of their last five games in the Championship (D2 L3), failing to score in four of those matches.