Select a Team

Sky Bet Championship

The Keepmoat Stadium (ATT 10,823) 15th November 2008 - Kick off 17:20 Ref: K Friend

Doncaster Doncaster Rovers vs Ipswich Town Ipswich

Doncaster v Ipswich preview

Catch Doncaster v Ipswich live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1

Last Updated: 14/11/08 1:10pm

  • Share:
Norris: Keeps place

Norris: Keeps place

David Norris will keep his place in the Ipswich Town line-up despite the furore over his controversial goal celebration last week.

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton admits he gave the incident a lot of thought, and even told the official club website he came "very close" to leaving him out after he made hand signals intended for jailed goalkeeper Luke McCormick, who is serving time for killing two young boys while drink driving.

If he changes his mind, either Tommy Miller or Ivan Campo will fill his boots.

Meanwhile, Magilton will hand a second debut to Darren Ambrose at Doncaster.

Ambrose has returned to Portman Road on loan from Charlton and could be drafted straight into the starting XI at the Keepmoat Stadium.


Also, left-back Ben Thatcher is back in training after tearing a thigh muscle in September but is short of match fitness while youngster Tommy Smith remains a long-term absentee with a broken ankle.

The big concern for Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll - apart from getting some much-needed Championship points - centres around defender Gareth Roberts.

Roberts is rated as doubtful for the clash with a hamstring problem, while fellow defender Jos Van Nieuwstadt is at least two weeks away from a return with a hamstring injury of his own.

But there is better news for O'Driscoll as on-loan West Brom defender Shelton Martis (hamstring), and midfielder James Coppinger (calf) are both fully fit and in contention for a place in the squad.

However, defender Sean McDaid remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury and is unlikely to play again this season.

Doncaster Rovers v Ipswich Town is live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1 from 5.15pm on Saturday.

  • Share:



Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 24 48
2 Ipswich Town 23 44
3 Middlesbrough 24 43
4 Derby County 23 42
5 Watford 24 41
6 Brentford 24 40
7 Norwich City 24 37
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 37
9 Blackburn Rovers 24 35
10 Nottingham Forest 24 31
11 Charlton Athletic 23 31
12 Cardiff City 24 31
13 Sheffield Wednesday 23 31
14 Birmingham City 24 31
15 Bolton Wanderers 24 29
16 Reading 24 29
17 Fulham 23 28
18 Huddersfield Town 24 28
19 Rotherham United 24 26
20 Leeds United 23 24
21 Millwall 24 23
22 Wigan Athletic 23 20
23 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 20
24 Blackpool 24 14