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Former Norwich City ace Wes Hoolahan primed for Cambridge United's clash with Ipswich Town

Wes Hoolahan in action for Cambridge United. Picture: Simon Lankester
Wes Hoolahan in action for Cambridge United. Picture: Simon Lankester

Wes Hoolahan looks set to feature for Cambridge United in their clash with Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League One on Saturday (October 16).

The 39-year-old attacking midfielder missed three matches for the U’s with a muscular chest injury, but returned for a 26-minute cameo off the bench in the 2-2 draw at Crewe Alexandra.

He set up Adam May’s equaliser in what was United’s last match, on October 2.

Head coach Mark Bonner is anticipating that former Norwich City ace Hoolahan will be good to go against the Canaries' old foes.

“I hope so, I haven’t seen him for four days so as long as he turns up this morning then he will be all right,” said Bonner, who has been away as part of his UEFA Pro Licence.

“I hope he is in good form and well rested. He had a good impact when he came on at Crewe. We’re hoping that he is fit and available, and obviously it is a different link, but he has played against Ipswich in the past and, like Jack Lankester, it’s games that those boys want to be involved in and have some sort of connection to.

“I think in the end a sell-out crowd at the Abbey is a game that everyone wants to be part of - not everyone can be part of in terms of a starting team but we’ve got to make sure everybody contributes towards a performance that gives us a chance.”

There is a doubt over the availability of Jack Lankester, but otherwise it should be a full squad from which to choose.

That includes Conor Masterson, who was disappointed to have been substitutedoff after 64 minutes in the game at Crewe, but it was a precaution because of a tight hamstring and the defender is now back to full fitness.

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