Aaron Drinan could emerge from Ipswich’s busy treatment room in time for the visit of Portsmouth.
Drinan is poised to potentially return for Paul Lambert’s side after a hamstring problem, while Liam Gibbs sustained a groin problem in the FA Youth Cup win over Fulham on Monday and has been ruled out.
Freddie Sears is also closing in on a return and could shake off his hamstring problem for Tuesday’s clash with Burton, although Saturday’s game will come too soon.
However, in a boost for Lambert, Kane Vincent-Young returned to first-team training earlier this week from an injury which has kept him sidelined for over a year and could feature in an upcoming under-23s game.
Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has said Michael Jacobs is fit and available for Saturday’s clash.
The winger has not featured since Pompey’s 3-1 win at Sunderland on October 24.
Jacobs suffered knee ligament damage during the match and has missed his side’s last 11 matches, but would be a welcome option for Jackett at Portman Road.
The manager could choose to rotate players for the trip to East Anglia with three players just one booking away from a suspension.
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