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Ipswich v Bournemouth preview

Ipswich pair Paul Anderson and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake are hoping to be fit for Easter Monday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Bournemouth at Portman Road.

Winger Anderson and striker Ebanks-Blake both missed Saturday's defeat at Watford due to hamstring injuries and will be monitored, while goalkeeper Scott Loach (back) could also return to the squad.

Defenders Tommy Smith (calf) and Aaron Cresswell (groin) played the full 90 minutes against the Hornets after recovering from their respective problems and came through unscathed.

Striker David McGoldrick (knee) remains sidelined for the rest of the season as Ipswich bid to rekindle their play-off hopes.

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter will return to contention following suspension.

Arter has missed the last three matches following his dismissal in the recent home win against QPR, but could return to the starting line-up as boss Eddie Howe looks to rotate his squad.

Striker Lewis Grabban returned to the first XI in Saturday's home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday after being rested and is expected to resume up front alongside Yann Kermorgant.

Defender Adam Smith is pushing for a recall as the Cherries bid to rekindle their play-off hopes.