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Ipswich Town boss Paul Cook hopeful Kane Vincent-Young will be passed fit to face Oxford United



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Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook is hopeful that Kane Vincent-Young will be available for tomorrow's home encounter with Oxford United.

The right-back was forced off with a knock at half-time during Tuesday's Papa John's Trophy encounter against Colchester United – leading to doubts regarding his participation this weekend.

However, Cook has revealed that it is not a serious injury – and that the 25-year-old is in contention for the visit of the U's.

Kane Vincent-Young should be available to face Oxford tomorrow. Picture: Ady Kerry
Kane Vincent-Young should be available to face Oxford tomorrow. Picture: Ady Kerry

"We’ll assess him again this morning. It’s not a bad injury, there’s no long-term problem, as far as we’re aware, which is really good. Hopefully he can make the game tomorrow."

Meanwhile, Cook also confirmed that midfielders Tom Carroll and Jon Nolan are working towards a return to first-team action.

Carroll has been out for the last few weeks with a hip complaint while Nolan is yet to feature this season because of a calf injury.

The boss said: “Tom Carroll’s training with the team at the minute, Jon’s very close to training, so that would be the best I could tell you."

However, Cook would not be drawn on the fitness of left-back Hayden Coulson, who has missed the last two cup matches with an injury that he picked up in the victory at Wycombe Wanderers on November 2.

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