Town aim to return to winning ways and top six at AFC Wimbledon

The Build-Up

Town head to AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday evening looking to return to winning ways after three straight defeats. Paul Lambert’s men were leapfrogged by Sunderland into the play-off spaces thanks to Chris Maguire’s winner on Saturday. However, a win for Town (by three goals) would see the Blues end the evening back in the top six with five placed Portsmouth travelling to fourth placed Coventry.

Tuesday will also mark the beginning of the last third of the season, with 14 games to play, Town will be looking to pick up maximum points from Tuesday night’s trip with plenty of winnable fixtures on the horizon.

The Dons, currently sit in 20th place in the table, have won just one of their last seven and lost to play-off chasing Fleetwood Town 2-1 at Kingsmeadow on Saturday.

Team News

Tomas Holy will continue in goal ahead of Will Norris, after returning to the line-up at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. He will be behind the back three of Luke Woolfenden, James Wilson and Luke Chambers.

Myles Kenlock and Janoi Donacien seem favourites to start in the wing-back roles, with Gwion Edwards serving his final match suspension and Luke Garbutt doesn’t appear over his thigh injury sustained against Peterborough. Josh Earl could come into the side, replacing either Myles Kenlock or one of the back three, should Paul Lambert want to freshen things up.

Emyr Huws will be looking to return to the starting line-up after returning as a late substitute on Saturday. The Welshman could replace Cole Skuse, to partner Flynn Downes in midfield. Paul Lambert will have to choose between Jon Nolan or Alan Judge to start in the advanced midfield role, with perhaps Judge getting the nod.

In attack, Kayden Jackson could come back into the starting eleven with both James Norwood and Will Keane guilty of spurning opportunity at the weekend. If the former Accrington man returns, I expect him to partner James Norwood in attack.

Previous Meeting(s)

Games Played: 1 Ipswich Wins: 1 Draws: 0 AFC Wimbledon Wins: 0
Last game: Ipswich Town 2 v 1 AFC Wimbledon, Tuesday 20th August 2019

Man in the Middle

Referee: Craig Hicks
Games this season: 23
Yellow Cards (Red): 72 (4)
Previous Town game: Ipswich Town 0 v 0 Gillingham, Boxing Day 2019

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