Ipswich boss Lambert to check on several players

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Ipswich boss Paul Lambert will again check on several players as the Championship's bottom side look to stave off relegation.

Ipswich boss Paul Lambert will again check on several players as the Championship’s bottom side look to stave off relegation.

Midfielder Cole Skuse (knee) missed the midweek defeat at Brentford, which left Town 14 points from safety with just five games left.

Defender James Collins could return after being rested, while Gwion Edwards (groin) and midfielder Jon Nolan (Achilles) are also being monitored.

Will Keane (hamstring) and forward Ellis Harrison (back) both continue their rehabilitation.

Birmingham brought David Davis into midfield for Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Sheffield United Dutchman Maikel Kieftenbeld is facing up to nine months on the sidelines to recover from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Jota is pushing for a starting place after coming off the bench for the last 30 minutes against the Blades.

With no fresh injury concerns, veteran midfielder Craig Gardner is another option should Blues boss Garry Monk look to freshen up his side.

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