Jackett: Henry, Trotter and Henderson fit for Ipswich trip

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KENNY Jackett says he expects James Henry, Liam Trotter and Darius Henderson to be fit to face Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Henry (calf), Trotter (adductor) and Henderson (hamstring) were ruled out of the Lions' 0-0 draw with Charlton at the weekend but are set to feature at Portman Road.

And Jackett is hoping the return of the attacking trio will help his side be more clinical in front of goal after they were held to a stalemate by the Addicks.

"Henry, Trotter and Henderson are not far away, so we have some good players to come back," he said. "They will really strengthen the final third of the pitch.

"We have a free week because there's no game on Tuesday, so I'm fully expecting them to all be available for Ipswich.

"James has been that good that whenever he's not around, you're always going to miss him. He's a very, very good provider and his goal against Blackburn last week was a fantastic strike.

"The good thing for me is that, although he felt his calf and missed the Charlton game, he was very close and I expect him to be fit and have no problems to play next week.

"If we can get some of injured players back fit and available – and I do appreciate that is hard to do all of the time and the squad must cope – we have a lot to base the season on."

Despite failing to score against Charlton, Jackett has been pleased with the attacking options he has been able to call upon in recent weeks.

"Chris Wood and Andy Keogh have been excellent and I was pleased with Dany N'Guessan when he came on," he said. "Dany's made good strides and put in some good balls with his left foot.

"He was a handful and is an addition for us. I do feel that going forward we have more creative and goalscoring options than we've had for a while."



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