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Ipswich Town striker Kayden Jackson likely to miss rest of season through injury



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Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna has revealed that Kayden Jackson is likely to miss the remainder of the campaign.

The striker, who has started in each of Ipswich's last three games, limped off during last week's 0-0 draw with Portsmouth with a hamstring injury.

And having had the complaint assessed by the club's medical team this week, it looks likely that Jackson's season is over.

Kayden Jackson limped off early against Portsmouth. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Kayden Jackson limped off early against Portsmouth. Picture: Barry Goodwin

McKenna said: "Kayden's going to be out for a significant amount of time. It’s very unlikely he’ll play much football before the end of the season.

"It’s disappointing for him and it's a big loss to the group as well. He’s a credit to himself for how he’s applied himself over the last few months."

It remains to be seen whether or not the 28-year-old has played his last game for the club, with his contract at Portman Road due to expire in the summer.

Sam Morsy could feature against Oxford at the weekend. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Sam Morsy could feature against Oxford at the weekend. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Captain Sam Morsy was also forced off early against Pompey, although he could still be available for Saturday's trip to Oxford United (3pm).

McKenna added: "Sam Morsy has had a scan. The situation is not much different to what it was going into last week.

"There’s no significant damage. He’s very keen to be involved in the game but we will have to make the right decision."

McKenna also revealed that Bersant Celina is set to remain with the Tractor Boys for the run-in instead of linking up with Kosovo on international duty.

Bersant Celina will not leave on international duty later this month. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Bersant Celina will not leave on international duty later this month. Picture: Barry Goodwin

"My understanding is that Bersant has had conversations with Kosovo and has made it clear that he really wants to stay and be involved in a big game for us," said the Ipswich boss.

"As I understand it, he’ll be available for us for the next few weeks. He’s a player we’re really enjoying working with and who has good experience, but we think he can still take some further steps."