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Ipswich Town will not face former player Scott Fraser when Charlton Athletic visit Portman Road



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There will be no Ipswich Town reunion for Scott Fraser on Saturday.

The midfielder joined the Tractor Boys as part of last summer's hectic recruitment drive, but he failed to settle in Suffolk and after making just 20 appearances he was sold to Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee during the January transfer window.

The Addicks are set to visit Portman Road this weekend as the EFL League One campaign draws to a close, yet Fraser is injured and will play no part.

Scott Fraser left Ipswich during the winter transfer window. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Scott Fraser left Ipswich during the winter transfer window. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Charlton manager Johnnie Jackson told London News Online: "Hopefully Elliot is due to train today, so we’re hopeful he can be involved.

“Corey (Blackett-Taylor) was ill (last weekend) but he’ll be available. Ryan Inniss had an illness, Scotty (Fraser) will still be out and Ben Purrington is unlikely to be involved. Sean Clare had a procedure and he won’t be involved.”

Reflecting on his short stint with Ipswich earlier this year, Fraser told the South London Press: "Never at any point was I thinking I was going to go there and be played out on the left wing,” Fraser told the South London Press.

“With the numbers I’d achieved over the last few seasons I’d done that playing centrally – whether that was as a number eight or a left-sided number 10.

“I never achieved them by playing out wide. It’s similar to asking a winger to play as a number 10 – the skillset is not the same in any way.

“I never really got the chance. The chats I had before were that I was going to a big club and you’re going to be the one that is going to help us, very much, get to the Championship. It never worked out like that. That’s football sometimes.”

Fraser has featured on nine occasions for Charlton, the last of which came on April 2.