Ipswich v Sheffield United preview
Last Updated: 09/03/18 12:51pm
Ipswich will assess winger Muzzy Carayol ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match against Sheffield United.
The Gambia international, who signed as a free agent in January, went off with a suspected groin problem during the first half of Tuesday night's win at Sheffield Wednesday.
Freddie Sears impressed when coming off the bench at Hillsborough, so could be in contention to start. Defender Tristan Nydam has been stepping up his match fitness after a recent illness, along with Myles Kenlock and midfielder Kevin Bru, so all may come into consideration.
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Midfielder Tom Adeyemi (hamstring) also continues his recovery, but forward David McGoldrick (groin) is set to miss the rest of the campaign. Goalkeeper Dean Gerken (hip), Emyr Huws and Andre Dozzell (both knee) are long-term absentees.
Sheffield United will check on the fitness of striker Leon Clarke, who has a hamstring problem. Jamaican frontman Clayton Donaldson came into the attack for the midweek defeat at Fulham and is on standby to lead the line again.
Forward James Wilson has been out with an ankle injury but is close to a return and could make the trip. Midfielder Paul Coutts (knee) remains a long-term absentee.
Ipswich have already lost twice to Sheffield United this season - once in the Championship and once in the FA Cup.
The Blades have won one of their last 19 league visits to Portman Road (D10 L8), winning 3-0 in May 2010.
Ipswich haven't won three consecutive Championship games since they won their opening four matches of this season.
Martyn Waghorn's brace against Sheffield Wednesday took his tally to 12 league goals for the season, equalling his best campaign in English football - he scored 12 for Leicester in 2009/10.
Billy Sharp has had a hand in seven goals in his last six league starts against Ipswich (four goals, three assists).
Sharp has scored in 31 league matches since the start of last season and hasn't lost any of them (W25 D6), winning all eight matches he's scored in this season.