Wanderers kick off a big week for their League One promotion hopes when they welcome third-place Ipswich to the UniBol.

Ian Evatt’s men will be aiming to return to winning ways following last weekend’s goalless draw at Morecambe.

The Whites are currently fifth in the table – only behind fourth-place Barnsley on goal difference, although the Tykes have three games in hand.

Team news

Victor Adeboyejo is back available for Wanderers after missing the trip to Morecambe with a hamstring issue.

Experienced forward Cameron Jerome is also back in contention after missing several matches with a back problem.

Saturday’s fixture comes too soon for MJ Williams and George Johnston, while Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Jack Iredale are long-term absentees.

Lloyd Isgrove got some minutes under his belt for the B Team in a behind-closed-doors friendly against a Sheffield Wednesday reserve side on Tuesday.

As for the visitors, midfielder Dominic Ball could return to the squad after having knee surgery back in November.

Opposition lowdown

Ipswich enter the game on the back of a convincing 3-0 victory against Accrington after goals from Nathan Broadhead, Kayden Jackson and Kyle Edwards.

The Tractor Boys have now won four successive league matches as they aim to gain ground on the current top two.

Kieran McKenna’s side are third in the table – six points ahead of Wanderers despite having played a game fewer at this stage.


Wanderers have faced Ipswich 49 times in their history, with a record of 15 wins, 13 draws and 21 defeats.

The points were shared when the sides met at Portman Road on the opening day of the season, with Lee Evans cancelling out Aaron Morley’s opener from the penalty spot.

The Whites’ last win against the Tractor Boys came in January 2022, with Kieran Lee and Dapo Afolayan both on target that day.

Predicted line-up

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