Stearman's in Town
Ipswich are expected to hand a debut to Richard Stearman for the visit of Middlesbrough.
The Wolves defender joined until the end of the season during the week and should come straight in at right-back after Bradley Orr returned to Blackburn following the end of his loan spell.
Fellow new arrival Anthony Wordsworth could also feature after signing from Colchester for an undisclosed fee. The midfielder is likely to start from the bench as Mick McCarthy's side look to end a run of four league games without a win.
Striker Paul Taylor remains a long-term absentee after suffering a foot injury in only his third appearance for the club back in September, but McCarthy otherwise enjoys a clean bill of health.