Webster injury could open door for Cotter's Ipswich debut

PUBLISHED: 16:12 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 09 April 2018

Right-back Barry Cotter, a January addition from Irish side Limerick, could make his Town debut against Barnsley. Photo: ITFC

Right-back Barry Cotter, a January addition from Irish side Limerick, could make his Town debut against Barnsley. Photo: ITFC

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Injuries to Luke Chambers and Adam Webster could open the door for young Irishman Barry Cotter to make his Ipswich Town debut against Barnsley tomorrow night.

Chambers is expected to miss the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder and fracturing a rib and his sternum in Saturday’s loss to Brentford while Webster is a doubt due to a hamstring strain suffered in training today.

Cotter, signed from Limerick on transfer deadline day, has impressed in training and with the club’s Under 23s and the young defender could be in line to play a part at right back against the Tykes.

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“Adam Webster’s strained a hamstring there today, we think he has and he came in from training so he’s a doubt as well,” McCarthy said.

“He’s in the squad,” McCarthy added when asked about Cotter.

“He was in the squad anyway and he’s probably in the squad with a better chance now.

“I think he’s done really well in training, he’s done well in games and is certainly physically tough enough, athletic enough and powerful enough to cope with it.

“Technically - we might get the chance to see but I’d have no problems playing him.”

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