Championship

February 2, 2013

Full-time

Ipswich Town

4 - 0

Middlesbrough

Championship

15:00 +00:00, February 2, 2013

Portman Road, England

Referee: C Pawson

Stearman's in Town

Team Stat Comparison

Ipswich Town Middlesbrough
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 14 16
Points 60 59
Goal Difference -13 -9
Goals for * 1.5 1.0
Goals against * 1.2 1.9
Last 5 L-W-D-W-L L-D-L-W-L
Last 5 home W-W-L-W-W D-W-L-D-L
Last 5 away L-D-W-D-D L-L-L-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Ipswich Town | Middlesbrough

Competition Stats

Ipswich Town Middlesbrough
Goals DJ Campbell 10 Scott McDonald 12
Assists Carlos Edwards 5 Grant Leadbitter 8
Yellows Lee Martin 8 Grant Leadbitter 9
Reds Lee Martin 1 Jonathan Woodgate 1
Squads: Ipswich Town | Middlesbrough

Next Matches

Ipswich Town Middlesbrough
4/19 A: Watford 4/19 H: Millwall
4/21 H: AFC Bournemouth 4/22 A: Reading
4/26 A: Burnley 4/26 H: Barnsley
5/3 H: Sheffield Wednesday 5/3 A: Yeovil Town

Ipswich are expected to hand a debut to Richard Stearman for the visit of Middlesbrough.

The Wolves defender joined until the end of the season during the week and should come straight in at right-back after Bradley Orr returned to Blackburn following the end of his loan spell.

Fellow new arrival Anthony Wordsworth could also feature after signing from Colchester for an undisclosed fee. The midfielder is likely to start from the bench as Mick McCarthy's side look to end a run of four league games without a win.

Striker Paul Taylor remains a long-term absentee after suffering a foot injury in only his third appearance for the club back in September, but McCarthy otherwise enjoys a clean bill of health.

Kieron Dyer could make his Middlesbrough debut against his first club Ipswich.

The Teessiders are working on the formalities of a short-term deal for the 34-year-old former England midfielder,

Boss Tony Mowbray will make a late decision on Jonathan Woodgate, who has missed the last four games with a calf injury but has returned to training.

Striker Scott McDonald sat out the 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round victory over League Two Aldershot with a tight hamstring and he will be assessed, as will fellow frontman Ishmael Miller (ankle), before Mowbray makes a final decision.

Midfielder Josh McEachran, however, will be available after being ineligible for the cup game under the terms of his loan agreement with parent club Chelsea.

But full-back Justin Hoyte is facing six to eight weeks on the sidelines with a hip injury he suffered during the 1-0 league defeat at Leicester on January 18.