Fitness tests ahead of Ipswich clash

Wednesday wait on fitness updates on Daniel Pudil, Frederico Venancio and Lucas Joao ahead of Tuesday evening’s home clash with Ipswich.

The trio all took knocks at Bristol City on Saturday while Tom Lees, who made his comeback as a second-half substitute at Ashton Gate, is expected to be in the starting line-up.

Just two wins in our last 19 Championship games has seen Wednesday slip dangerously close to the relegation places and with two home fixtures inside five days, starting with the visit of Ipswich, Jos Luhukay will be looking for the maximum six points to ease those nerves.

Ipswich appear to be too far adrift to trouble the play-off positions while manager Mick McCarthy will be looking to preserve his record of never having been beaten at Hillsborough in his 26 years as a manager. The Tractor Boys are also unbeaten in their last eight visits to S6 and have lost only two of their last 17 matches against us – both at Portman Road.