‘Unbelievable’ :Ipswich Town FLW Expert suggests 3 Wes Burns replacements for Kieran McKenna amid latest worrying injury updates…

FLW Explores Three Alternatives for Kieran McKenna in Light of Wes Burns’ Injury

Ever since Wes Burns arrived at Portman Road during the summer of 2021, he has been a standout performer for Ipswich Town. At the time of writing, Burns boasts an impressive record, with 100 appearances for the Tractor Boys, during which he has scored 23 goals and provided 24 assists.

Given the remarkable numbers he has posted at Portman Road, it’s evident that Burns played a pivotal role in the club’s success under manager Kieran McKenna. For instance, during Ipswich’s promotion-winning campaign to the Championship last season, Burns contributed eight goals and an astonishing 14 assists while primarily operating on the right flank.

In the current Championship season, Burns has been a consistent presence in the team, despite registering only one goal and assist. His contributions have helped Ipswich reach a commendable second place in the league.

Regrettably, both Burns and Ipswich have received unwelcome news.

Ipswich Town face nervous wait after Wes Burns' injury confirmed

Wes Burns’ fitness update:

During the international break, Burns, who made his international debut for Wales in 2022, was once again called up for national duty. However, after just 15 minutes on the pitch against Gibraltar last week, he had to be substituted due to injury. The Welsh FA confirmed that Burns had returned to Ipswich Town for further assessment. The extent of his shoulder injury has not been publicly disclosed, but it is possible that he may face an extended period on the sidelines.

In such a situation, manager Kieran McKenna would need to find a suitable replacement in the starting lineup. Here, we briefly consider three potential options.

Marcus Harness:

One straightforward choice to step into Burns’ position in the starting XI is likely to be Marcus Harness. The 27-year-old has made nine Championship appearances this season, often coming on as a substitute and adapting to various positions. Although he hasn’t played on the right wing at Ipswich, Harness has spent most of his career in a wide role on the right.

Omari Hutchinson:

If Kieran McKenna opts not to bring Marcus Harness into the starting lineup, another viable option at his disposal is Omari Hutchinson. Hutchinson typically operates in a central role, but he has demonstrated versatility this season by playing on both the left and right wings at times. If required, he could certainly perform on the right side as well.

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