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Ipswich Town dealt Williams injury blow

Jonny Williams will be missing for the next three months. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town midfielder Jonny Williams has been ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury.

The 23-year-old, who in on loan from Crystal Palace, landed on his arm during Saturday's win at Wigan.

He had an operation on the problem yesterday and isn't expected to be fit again for at least 12 weeks.

Welsh international Williams has had a number of injury setbacks in his career so far.

Jonny had what is basically a dislocation of his shoulder at Wigan.

There was significant cartilage damage and a small fracture and the shoulder joint was completely unstable.

He had surgery earlier today to stabilise the joint and we are looking at around 12 weeks before he is back playing again, without any setbacks.

– Matt Byard, Ipswich Town physio

Meanwhile, Ipswich have been linked with a loan move for Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom with some reports going as far to suggest that a deal has already been agreed.


Ipswich Town cut short loan spell of Everton winger Grant

Conor Grant endured a difficult spell at Ipswich. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have decided to end the loan spell of Everton winger Conor Grant early.

The 21-year-old joined on a season-long loan in the summer transfer window but has failed to make an impact at Portman Road.

Instead of seeing out the rest of the campaign in Suffolk, he will instead return to Goodison Park to feature for the Premier League club's under 23s side.

Grant made seven appearances for Ipswich.

I felt bad for Conor because he has come to us to play games and although he has had a few appearances, his time on the pitch has been limited.

The reality is that he was here to develop his game and that wasn’t happening because he wasn’t getting the time on the pitch he needs at his age.

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

Ipswich Town defender Emmanuel agrees new deal

Josh Emmanuel is staying at Portman Road. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Ipswich Town defender Josh Emmanuel has signed a new contract with the club.

The 19-year-old will now remain at Portman Road until the summer of 2019 and has the option to extend that deal by a further year.

Emmanuel has impressed in The Championship this season - making four appearances.

I’m obviously delighted to have signed a new contract.

I’m enjoying life, enjoying my football and I want to keep on improving my game.

It’s about being more consistent in my performances and doing what I need to do to be ready when I am called upon.

– Josh Emmanuel, Ipswich Town

Meanwhile, Emmanuel's Ipswich teammate Jonas Knudsen has been called up to the Denmark squad for their World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan tonight but Adam Webster will miss the next three weeks with a groin injury.

Strong East Anglian contingent for England v Scotland clash

Russell Martin and Steven Naismith will be hoping to cause a shock at Wembley. Credit: PA

Norwich City duo Russell Martin and Steven Naismith have been named in the Scotland squad for their clash against England at Wembley.

Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra has also been picked for the fixture which will be shown live on ITV on 11 November.

Meanwhile, Ipswich striker David McGoldrick has returned to the Republic of Ireland squad for their game against Austria after recovering from a long-term injury.

Norwich's Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan have also been selected while Ipswich's Jonny Williams and Tom Lawrence have been called up by Wales to face Serbia.

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