1. ITV Report

Paul Lambert: Ipswich Town on the verge of being a 'hell of a side'

Paul Lambert is remaining optimistic. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has claimed that his team are on the verge of becoming a "hell of a side" - despite the Blues finding themselves involved in a relegation scrap this season.

Town are currently rock bottom of the Championship, and find themselves eight points adrift of safety.

Lambert is still yet to taste victory since his appointment back in late October, but he is convinced that results will turn soon.

Ipswich face Wigan Athletic at Portman Road on Saturday.

"The football we're playing is absolutely fantastic, I love watching us," he said.

"It will turn. It is turning. Everybody feels it. We're not too far away from being a hell of a side."

Elsewhere, leaders Norwich City will once again be without defender Timm Klose for their televised trip to Bristol City in Saturday's late kick-off.

The Swiss centre-back missed the win over Bolton Wanderers last week with a knee problem - despite originally being selected in the starting line-up.

Midfielder Moritz Leitner is likely to return to the squad, although Head Coach Daniel Farke doesn't think that he will be fit enough to complete 90 minutes.

A late decision will also be made over defender Grant Hanley who is struggling with an eye infection.

Timm Klose has been ruled out of Norwich's trip to Bristol City. Credit: PA

Saturday's other games

  • Coventry City v Luton Town (League One)
  • Shrewsbury Town v Peterborough United (League One)
  • Southend United v Accrington Stanley (League One)
  • Cambridge United v Yeovil Town (League Two)
  • Carlisle United v Colchester United (League Two)
  • Newport County v MK Dons (League Two)
  • Northampton Town v Stevenage (League Two)