Ipswich Town vs Wolves - team news as Tractor Boys pose potential Carabao Cup banana skin for Gary O’Neil
Wolves will have to field a strong side to get the better of Championship high flyers Ipswich Town and progress in the Carabao Cup.
Wolverhampton Wanderers face a tricky trip to in-form Championship side Ipswich Town tonight in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Gary O'Neil's men thumped League One outfit Blackpool 5-0 last time out but won't be able to expect the same result with a weakened team against the Championship high-flyers.
Ipswich Town have marked themselves out as early promotion candidates under Kieran McKenna this term with seven wins and just one loss to begin the season - they sit second in the table, level on points with Leicester City.
It's set to be a feisty clash at Portman Road and BirminghamWorld has your team news update.
Wolves team news
Gary O'Neil has relatively few injury worries to sweat over ahead of the cup trip to Ipswich Town.
Fixtures like this could be the perfect chance for promising young midfielder Joe Hodge to make an impact on the first team this season but the 21-year-old is still recovering from a hamstring injury. The Irishman is back in training but is expected to miss out in mid-week.
Wolves will also be without midfielder Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, but not due to injury. The 25-year-old was shown a red card against Luton Town in the Premier League meeting at the weekend.
Bellegarde kicked out at Luton's Tom Lockyer and VAR agreed with with referee Josh Smith's decision to brandish the red card. Wolves still held onto a point after the 39th-minute incident but Bellegarde will miss three matches.
Ipswich Town team news
Ipswich Town look likely to be without striker Kayden Jackson for the visit with Wolves as he continues to nurse a knee injury. The 29-year-old has one goal and three assists this term but hasn't featured since September 16.
Kieran McKenna does have Leif Davis available. It was feared the full-back would be off for a lengthy period after picking up an injury earlier this month but he played the full 90 minutes against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.