WANDERERS’ bad run with injuries has taken another turn for the worse with Will Buckley and Derik Osede ruled out of Saturday’s trip to Ipswich Town.

Buckley is being sent to see a specialist for the second time in a fortnight over a hamstring problem which forced him off the pitch in Tuesday night’s 1-0 home defeat to Sheffield United.

Derik – who sat out against the Blades - announced via his official Twitter account that he now stands to miss between four and six weeks with a groin injury.

Neither player will be available at Portman Road, joining longer-term absentees Josh Vela and Sammy Ameobi, meaning Phil Parkinson is currently without, or has fitness concerns over a quarter of his registered senior squad.

Andy Taylor stands an outside chance of returning from a calf tear and tabs will be kept on Filipe Morais, who has been suffering from a swollen knee.

On Buckley, Parkinson says he is keen to get to the root of the problem which has prevented the former Brighton and Sunderland winger from hitting top form since his arrival in the summer.

“It’s a tightening in his hamstring and whether it’s coming from his back, I don’t know,” he said. “The physio, Matt Barrass, will look at it again but the last time they scanned it, the injury was minimal. He has obviously felt something in there in the first half of the Sheffield United game.

“It’s frustrating for us because Will had fresh legs and we wanted to put him into that team and use his incredible running power and energy, which he has shown in the games he’s been involved in.”

Morais passed a pre-match fitness test in midweek to take a place on the bench but Buckley’s injury on 30 minutes meant he was used earlier in the game than Parkinson had planned for.

“Fil came on and did well,” he said. “He wants to win, you can see that.

“There was a little bit of disappointment in his delivery from set pieces because we’d talked about Sheffield United having a 6ft 6ins goalkeeper who was going to come and claim everything.

“We wasted opportunities to put the ball into good areas from set pieces on occasion - something we’ve been good at in the past.”