Blackburn striker Danny Graham a major doubt for Ipswich's visit

Blackburn striker Danny Graham a major doubt for Ipswich's visit

Blackburn striker Danny Graham is a major doubt for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Ipswich at Ewood Park due to a groin problem.

Graham limped off in the 1-0 loss at Birmingham last time out - as did forward Marvin Emnes and midfielder Corry Evans, although they are fit for selection this weekend.

Striker Anthony Stokes is also now available, and Gordon Greer should be despite tweaking a groin while on international duty with Scotland, while fellow defender Wes Brown will be assessed after picking up a knock.

Charlie Mulgrew (calf) is nearing a first-team return but this match is probably too soon for him, and defenders Adam Henley (hamstring) and Elliott Ward (ankle) are definitely out. Captain Jason Lowe also misses out as he serves a suspension.

Ipswich midfielder Teddy Bishop is a doubt after breaking his nose for the second time this season.

Centre-back Adam Webster should be available again following a hamstring injury, while midfielder Jonny Williams, on loan from Crystal Palace, has recovered from a pre-season ankle problem so should be involved.

Forward David McGoldrick has returned to full training after rupturing ankle ligaments in August but midfielder Luke Hyam will be sidelined for at least a further two months after undergoing knee surgery.

Defender Tommy Smith (back) and striker Brett Pitman (ankle) remain sidelined.


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