James Norwood hoping to start against former club

Posted Friday, September 27, 2019 by PA

James Norwood hoping to start against former club

James Norwood is targeting a return to the starting line-up as Ipswich face his former club Tranmere at Portman Road.

The striker had to be content with a place on the bench in last week’s win at Gillingham, which sent the Tractor Boys to the top of the League One table.

Norwood, who scored 32 goals for Rovers last season before moving south, has vowed not to celebrate if he scores on Saturday.

Defender Toto Nsiala is making good progress from a hamstring strain and could figure, but forward Freddie Sears is still out with a knee injury.

Tranmere boss Micky Mellon will be without midfielder David Perkins, who injured his hamstring in last week’s win over Burton.

Rovers scored twice in injury time to turn a costly-looking defeat into a remarkable win, easing their tough start to the season.

Mellon has further injury concerns with midfielder George Ray and forward Corey Blackett-Taylor both facing late tests.

Jake Caprice could be pushing to figure after injury but fellow defender Calum Woods, forward Morgan Ferrier and midfielder Jacob Maddox are among those still definitely sidelined.


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