Championship

February 19, 2013

Full-time

Ipswich Town

0 - 2

Watford

Championship

19:45 +00:00, February 19, 2013

Portman Road, England

Referee: R East

Wordsworth blow for Ipswich

Team Stat Comparison

Ipswich Town Watford
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 14 3
Points 60 77
Goal Difference -13 27
Goals for * 1.5 1.9
Goals against * 1.2 1.3
Last 5 L-W-D-W-L L-W-L-L-W
Last 5 home W-W-L-W-W W-L-W-D-D
Last 5 away L-D-W-D-D L-L-W-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Ipswich Town | Watford

Competition Stats

Ipswich Town Watford
Goals DJ Campbell 10 Matej Vydra 22
Assists Carlos Edwards 5 Troy Deeney 10
Yellows Lee Martin 8 Marco Cassetti 12
Reds Lee Martin 1 Marco Cassetti 1
Squads: Ipswich Town | Watford

Next Matches

Ipswich Town Watford
4/21 H: AFC Bournemouth 4/21 A: Queens Park Rangers
4/26 A: Burnley 4/26 A: Derby County
5/3 H: Sheffield Wednesday 4/29 A: Charlton Athletic
5/3 H: Huddersfield Town

Anthony Wordsworth is poised to miss at least the next six weeks after it was confirmed he has cracked three vertebrae in his back.

The Ipswich midfielder, a January signing from Colchester, made his full debut in Saturday's 1-0 win over Blackpool but was forced off after just 35 minutes following a clash with Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

Wordsworth will not require surgery but will now need to rest for six weeks before starting to regain his match fitness.

Daryl Murphy picked up a late knock in the weekend victory but is expected to be fine for Tuesday's visit of promotion-chasing Watford.

Meanwhile, winger Lee Martin (hamstring) and goalkeeper Scott Loach (sprained thumb) will both return to contention against the Hornets having missed out of late.

Saturday's success over Blackpool moved Town four points clear of the drop zone.

Watford welcome back Joel Ekstrand but fellow defender Fitz Hall remains sidelined.

Ekstrand missed the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace as well as Saturday's 4-0 victory at Birmingham with a knee injury but is back in the fold for the Suffolk encounter.

Hall, meanwhile, sat out the weekend's impressive triumph at St Andrew's nursing a hamstring complaint and will be again be missing against an Ipswich side embroiled in a relegation scrap.

Fellow defenders Tommie Hoban (ankle) and Neuton (back) also remain sidelined.

Manager Gianfranco Zola must decide whether to tinker with his line-up as the Hornets face their second of three games in the space of a week, with the likes of Ekstrand, Jonathan Hogg, Fernando Forestieri and Alex Geijo, among others, competing for recalls.