April 24, 2024

Birmingham City head to Portman Road on Saturday hoping to build on recent victories over Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland.
Ipswich Town expects Kieffer Moore to be available to face Birmingham City on Saturday (3pm), and they also want to see Jeremy Sarmiento.

However, right-back Harry Clarke is doubtful after suffering a knock in the Tractor Boys’ dramatic 4-3 victory against Rotherham United in midweek.

Moore, a January acquisition who has four goals in five games since joining from Bournemouth, and Sarmiento trained on Friday as Ipswich attempt to maintain their lead in a four-team automatic promotion fight.

Moore injured his knee but is expected to play, however Town manager Kieran McKenna was more reserved regarding former West Brom loan winger Sarmiento.


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“Kieffer is okay after the knock he got to his knee and he’s trained today, which Jeremy has too after tightness in his hamstrings – thankfully no strains, which is a positive,” McKenna wrote in a statement.

“Harry Clarke had a really nasty dead leg, so we’ll have to watch what happens tomorrow and make a decision, because he still has some limitations there. We’ll see how he stays ahead of the game.”

Clarke has been a regular at right back, while on loan left back After suffering a setback, Brandon Williams returned to Manchester United and remains there. Jack Taylor’s recovery from a quad injury has been delayed by illness. George Hirst is likewise on a comeback route.

Blues will be missing George Hall, Alfie Chang, and Alex Pritchard, but will be encouraged by Dion Sanderson’s return to the midst of their defence. Tony Mowbray will not be present for the game since he has taken a leave of absence to seek medical treatment.

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