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The reason Ipswich are heading to Greater Manchester on a Tuesday evening is because the Blues, at full strength no less, were unable to find a way past the League Two Latics in the first staging of this tie 10 days ago.
Manager Paul Cook went with the same side which had beaten Wycombe Wanderers so convincingly just a few days earlier and, following Wes Burns’ early goal, looked well on their way to the second round.
Paul Cook threw everything at the first game with Oldham, so how strong will he go for the replay?
“There will be changes,” Cook said. “But purely on the basis that we want to pick a team to go and win the game.
“We want to pick a very aggressive strong team and we want to be playing Barrow at home in the next round.
“Big clubs have a lot of football games because they are on good runs. That’s what we want to develop here.”
If Town were in league action tonight, Cook would no doubt make changes from Saturday’s Oxford draw, given his side failed to find the net.
Conor Chaplin will surely start. He enjoyed a real purple patch before back spasms saw him lose his place in the side.
Sone Aluko and Scott Fraser have to be in the equation, too, as well as Joe Pigott. Macauley Bonne could do with a rest at some point.
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But, if I was Cook, the front end of the side is where I would look at in terms of potential changes, keeping the back line as it is.
That would mean another start for Bailey Clements who, following a good display on Saturday, will surely get another chance to keep his shirt. Kane Vincent-Young could return to the 20-man matchday squad, following his shoulder bump. Remember, Cook can use five subs from his nine-man bench tonight.
The fact Town are at Sunderland for a big League One game on Saturday will surely come into Cook’s thinking a little tonight