Gill: Keane set to feature against Gills

Town first team coach Matt Gill has confirmed that striker Will Keane will be involved against Gillingham tomorrow night in the fixture at Portman Road.

The former Hull City striker has been restricted to two substitute appearances since rejoining the club but Gill has said that Keane has trained well.

“He’s trained really well,” Gill said.

“He came away with us at the weekend because we were away for a couple of days and he’s got some really good training into him, including on the pitch on Saturday.

“We’ll get him involved at some point. 

“He’s a fantastic player and it’s great to have him back, so hopefully he can make a real impact starting from tomorrow.”

Another player set to get some minutes is defender Toto Nsiala who hasn’t featured for the first team since suffering a hamstring injury on the tour of Germany in pre-season.

“It was unfortunate for Toto, picking up that injury during pre-season, but he’s another who has worked particularly hard to get fitness, remain fit, and he’s desperate to be involved.

“He’s one of many desperate to be involved on a Saturday because they all want to be part of a winning team. They’re part of the group of course but everyone wants that satisfaction on a Saturday night, knowing they’ve added some value to the team. Toto’s the same.”

A win tomorrow would see Town qualify from their group with a game to spare, even though the competition isn’t seen has important by Town boss Paul Lambert, Gill believes winning football matches is only a good thing.

“It’s the next game and we want to keep the momentum going regardless of the opposition or competition,” Gill said.

“I just want to win the next game. It’s a cliché, but winning can become addictive and that’s what we need to try and bring to this club.

“We’re really pleased with how we’ve been going, taking each game as it comes. It’s a very boring thing to say but if you look too far ahead, that’s when problems can occur.

“We want to keep that momentum and the feel good factor so we need to keep winning.” 

Armando Dobra and Idris El Mizouni are both available for the game alongside James Wilson, with the suspension picked up following Saturday’s red card at Fleetwood ruling him out of the League One visit to Accrington.

Corrie Nbaba will be in the squad tomorrow and will be looking to finally make his first team bow: “He’ll be in the matchday squad for tomorrow,’ Gill continued.

“Corrie came with us to Germany in pre-season, he’s gone back to the U23s and has played a few U23s games but he’ll be involved tomorrow.”

Subscribe to our TOTT newsletter to ensure you keep up to date on all things related to Ipswich Town