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Southampton have seriously raised their form of late, defeating Arsenal and Manchester United while sharing the spoils with leaders Chelsea,
Midfield trio Cole Skuse, Teddy Bishop and Jay Tabb were all sent home from training and are set to miss the Portman Road showdown.
'There's a virus going around the place that is laying one or two of them low,' said manager Mick McCarthy at his pre-match press conference.SOUTHAMPTON News:
Saints will be looking to seal progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup, when they face Ipswich Town in a third round replay at Portman Road.
Since that game, Saints have seen off Manchester United at Old Trafford, winning 1-0 thanks to Dušan Tadić’s goal, while Ipswich lost 1-0 at home to Derby County.
Eljero Elia will not be involved, having not been registered in time for the original fixture on 4th January, while Toby Alderweireld will miss out through injury.
- Jay Tabb, Teddy Bishop, Cole Skuse will miss out, while Tyrone Mings, a former Saints Academy defender, could also miss the game
- Since September, Ipswich have lost just two games, on their way to third spot. The defeats came away to Cardiff City and at home to Derby County last weekend.
Former Saint David McGoldrick has seven league goals so far this season, while his strike partner Daryl Murphy has 17 this season, McCarthy’s side have won nine, drawn two and lost two of their league games so far.
Ipswich and Chelsea are the only two sides who have stopped Southampton winning in their last six matches.
The Tractor Boys are the surprise package of this season’s Championship, and the same can be said of Southampton in the Barclays Premier League.