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Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna confirms Wes Burns and Nathan Broadhead will miss trip to Plymouth Argyle and hopes Conor Chaplin will ‘play some part’





Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna has confirmed Welsh duo Wes Burns and Nathan Broadhead will miss the Blues’ trip to 15th-placed Plymouth Argyle in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday (3pm).

The former was forced off the pitch in the 20th minute in Town’s 3-1 victory at home to Birmingham City on Saturday, while Broadhead also had to come off injured in the second half.

“Wes and Nathan are unavailable. Both have muscle strains,” said McKenna.

Wes Burns will miss Saturday’s trip to Plymouth. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Wes Burns will miss Saturday’s trip to Plymouth. Picture: Barry Goodwin

“They’re not major muscle strains, they’re minor muscle strains so they’re not available for this weekend. We’ll have to assess them again for the games coming up.

“(They’re) very unlikely for Tuesday, the Saturday after that, we’ll have to wait and see.

“Two important players, both in good form but that’s what we have a squad for.

Nathan Broadhead has a ‘minor muscle issue’. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Nathan Broadhead has a ‘minor muscle issue’. Picture: Barry Goodwin

“There will be other players ready to come into the team and make their impact as well.”

McKenna also revealed that midfielder Conor Chaplin has had a few days off to nurse a knock he picked up in the victory over Birmingham City, but is hopeful he will be involved this weekend.

“Conor, we’re hopeful will be able to train with the group tomorrow,” he said.

“He had a bad gash just below his knee from a tackle, so he’s needed a few days off to protect that.

“We’re hoping he can join in and play some part on Saturday.”

Kieran McKenna hopes Conor Chaplin can ‘play some part’ on Saturday. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Kieran McKenna hopes Conor Chaplin can ‘play some part’ on Saturday. Picture: Barry Goodwin

The Town boss also confirmed that Jack Taylor is back in training, after his quad injury four weeks ago. McKenna stated that if the 25-year-old comes through tomorrow’s training session unscathed then he will hopefully make the trip to Plymouth.

Meanwhile, defender Janoi Donacien, who had surgery on his groin three weeks ago, is back on the grass running and McKenna hopes the 30-year-old can start doing ball work next week.