Youngster Chris Included

First-year Academy scholar Chris Cohen has been added to Trevor Brooking's squad for the trip to Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Chris, a left sided player, has, says Roger Cross, "been doing very well lately" and this is his first inclusion in the first team squad.

Moves to bring in a left back as cover for Rufus Brevett, who is out for several months, have not come off this week, while Rob Lee is out because of the knee injury he sustained against Bradford City.

Steve Lomas, of course, remains on the long term injured list.

Squad: James, Bywater, Forde, Hutchison, Carrick, Repka, Dailly, Pearce, Connolly, Mellor, Horlock, Defoe, Etherington, McMahon, Sofiane, Noble, Garcia, Byrne, Ferdinand, Kilgallon, Cohen.