Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna is unsure whether Leif Davis will be fit to play against Accrington Stanley tonight.
Ipswich Town are on course to finish in at least the League One play-off spots for the first time since their Championship relegation in 2019.
The Tractor Boys currently sit in 3rd place, five points behind 2nd place Plymouth Argyle and 12 ahead of 7th placed Wycombe Wanderers, with McKenna’s side hosting 20th place Accrington Stanley who are just two points above the drop.
Ipswich have been in good form of late with a 4-0 demolition of Burton Albion at the weekend making it three consecutive wins and seven unbeaten in the league.
However, McKenna has been hit with an injury headache. Concerns surround 23-year-old Davis, who was substituted off against Burton late on. Now, speaking to the club ahead of tonight’s game, McKenna said on the left-back:
💬 "Leif is one who picked up a knock and is still a little bit sore. We’ve got a few others in that boat."
Kieran McKenna says that Leif Davis is one of a few players who will need to be assessed ahead of tonight's game.#itfc
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) March 7, 2023
A big miss…
Since arriving in the summer from Leeds United, Davis has been a near ever-present in McKenna’s side, playing 32 games and registering two goals and nine assists from either left-back or left-midfield.
Davis has been key in both of Ipswich’s back three and back four setups but he could be unavailable for the first time since January, possibly missing just his third game in the league all season.
The Newcastle-born man was replaced by Janoi Donacien at left-back for just his fourth appearance in seven games. The 29-year-old had started every game until the end of December, featuring at centre-back and right-back.
But Donacien may now receive just his second start since the 2-1 defeat against Oxford United back in January as Davis’ replacement if the 23-year-old is unavailable.