IPSWICH round off their home campaign at home to local rivals Peterborough tonight (Thursday) – with the visitors still chasing top spot in the table.
The Panthers trail Wolverhampton by 13 points but have four matches in hand and need a good haul from the upcoming clashes with the Witches, who are seeking to sign off at Foxhall in style.
Ipswich hope to welcome back Craig Cook, whilst the visitors are forced into several changes as they bring in Thomas Jorgensen and Erik Riss to guest for the injured Ulrich Ostergaard and unwell Bjarne Pedersen – and Rising Star reserve Jordan Palin is out with a collarbone injury, so Leon Flint steps in.
Ipswich boss Ritchie Hawkins said: “It is our last home meeting of the year, and we want to finish on a slight high.
“Peterborough are a very good team and proved what a good team they are at Foxhall last time. They beat us convincingly last time at our place, and we are going to need to perform a lot better than we have done in recent weeks to avoid another defeat.
“We have said it before but hopefully Thursday night is the night we can all perform together and finish the season with a win.”
Panthers manager Rob Lyon said: “There are another seven points up for grabs (home and away) and we’ve got to grab every single one if we can.
“Sometimes you look at the Ipswich side and think it looks pretty strong, but their results haven’t reflected that.
“It’s about what we do, I always say that, we are strong and we’re riding well so let’s see what happens.”
IPSWICH: Danny King, Paul Starke, Jason Crump, Jake Allen, Craig Cook (TBC), Anders Rowe, Drew Kemp.
PETERBOROUGH: Thomas Jorgensen, Erik Riss, Michael Palm Toft, Scott Nicholls, Chris Harris, Leon Flint, Hans Andersen.