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TEAM NEWS ~ Fulham visit Ipswich Town ~ League Cup 4th Rnd ~ 23/24

last updated Wednesday 01st November 2023, 12:27 PM

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Ipswich Town v Fulham

League Cup Round 04 23/24 at Portman Road

Wednesday 1st November 2023    KO: 19:45

Referee: Lewis Smith (Lancashire)

Fulham manager Marco Silva
Fulham manager
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Fulham were forced to make do without Vinicius for their clash with Brighton at the weekend, although Silva stressed that the former Tottenham man was not nursing anything serious, offering hope of a swift return here.

Adama Traore (thigh) and Kenny Tete (unspecified) are also stepping up their recoveries and could make the squad on Wednesday, but neither Issa Diop (foot) nor Tosin Adarabioyo (groin) will feature.

Despite making five crucial saves at the Amex, Bernd Leno should hand the gloves over to Marek Rodak at Portman Road, where Tom Cairney and Sasa Lukic could offer a different midfield presence.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Rodak; Castagne, Bassey, Ream, Ballo-Toure; Cairney, Palhinha, Pereira; Willian, Jimenez, Iwobi

Ipswich Town

Ipswich coach Kieran McKenna
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Ipswich midfielder Lee Evans is due to serve a one-game suspension in Wednesday's showdown, having picked up his second booking of the tournament in the win over Wolves, but the 29-year-old recently underwent a knee operation and will spend months on the sidelines.

Elkan Baggott is also dealing with a back problem, but Freddie Ladapo and Axel Tuanzebe both recovered from knocks to make the bench against Plymouth, although neither man made it onto the field.

Sure to reward the crop of players who led the fightback against Wolves, McKenna ought to sanction a recall for Marcus Harness, who provided two assists in that third-round thriller and also netted his side's final goal off the bench in their beating of Plymouth. Tottenham Hotspur loanee Dane Scarlett, however, is cup-tied.

Ipswich Town possible starting lineup:
Hladky; Clarke, Woolfenden, Edmundson, Williams; Morsy, Taylor; Harness, Hutchinson, Ladapo; Hirst

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