Lambert confirms Rochdale game will probably be called off

Paul Lambert has confirmed it looks like Town’s game at Rochdale in a fortnight will be postponed due to international calls.

As reported yesterday, League One and League Two have a full fixture list but if a club receives three international call-ups then that club has to right to ask permission for the scheduled game to be postponed. 

When asked if the game is looking likely to be postponed, Lambert said: “It looks as if it’s going to go that way, but we’ll wait and see because that’s a few weeks down the line.”

Anthony Georgiou, on loan from Tottenham, has been named in Cyprus’ squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Kazakhstan on September 6 and in San Marino three days later.  

Armando Dobra has been included in the U19 squad for Albania for their two friendlies against Bosnia and Herzegovina on September 7 and 9, while Alan Judge is in the provisional Republic of Ireland squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Switzerland on September 5 and Bulgaria four days later, with both games to be played at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

In addition, England’s U20 side have games against Holland and Switzerland, which could include Flynn Downes and Andre Dozzell. 

It’s expected that both the England U20 and full Republic of Ireland squads will be confirmed towards the end of next week. 

Town’s home game against Wycombe on October 12 and the trip to Oxford on November 16 also clash with international weeks.

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