James Collins up for the challenge at Ipswich

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Ipswich are set to hand veteran Wales defender James Collins a debut against fellow Championship strugglers Rotherham.

Ipswich are set to hand veteran Wales defender James Collins a debut against fellow Championship strugglers Rotherham.

The former West Ham centre-back, a free agent, has signed a short-term deal after training with the Tractor Boys.

Winger Simon Dawkins and striker Collin Quaner, on loan from Huddersfield, should be involved following their completed moves to Suffolk.

Ipswich, who are bottom of the table, have no fresh injury concerns, with Emyr Huws and Cole Skuse close to a return from respective knee problems. Fellow midfielders Tom Adeyemi (Achilles) and Grant Ward (knee) remain long-term absentees.

Rotherham return to Championship action following their FA Cup thrashing at Manchester City looking to keep themselves out of the relegation zone.

Forward Kyle Vassell is fit again after being out since late November with a groin problem.

Joe Newell (groin) is doubtful, while fellow midfielder Richie Towell serves out his three-match suspension. Forward Jamie Proctor faces another potential lengthy spell of rehabilitation with his own groin problem.

Forward Jerry Yates has been recalled from a loan spell at Carlisle and defender Ben Purrington has joined Charlton until the end of the season after returning from his stint at AFC Wimbledon.

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