SAINTS visit Ipswich Town on Easter Monday needing a win to resurrect hopes of finishing in the Championship's top two. 

Russell Martin's side were pegged back in added time by Middlesbrough on Friday and only earned a point in a 1-1 draw. 

Leicester City and Leeds also dropped points but Kieran McKenna's Ipswich rose to the top of the table with a 1-0 win at Blackburn. 

Only a win will do if Saints are serious about going back up to the Premier League the easy way - here is how we think they will line up... 


Gavin Bazunu will remain in the net and was a steady operator on Friday despite the draw - there was little he could do about the goal.

Daily Echo: Gavin BazunuGavin Bazunu


Jan Bednarek sat out of Friday's draw for fitness reasons but Martin has hinted at a return - with Taylor Harwood-Bellis a certain starter too.

It could mean that Jack Stephens starts at left-back with Kyle Walker-Peters on the right of the back four. 

Daily Echo: Kyle Walker-PetersKyle Walker-Peters (Image: PA)


Flynn Downes is one of the first names on the team sheet and is fit and ready to go again against his former side. 

Will Smallbone and Stuart Armstrong could both keep their places despite competition from Joe Aribo and Joe Rothwell. 

Daily Echo: Will SmallboneWill Smallbone (Image: Stuart Martin)


Martin was impressed with the impact that sub Ryan Fraser made on Friday and he looks likely to come in on the left of the front three.

Adam Armstrong and Che Adams will look to provide the goals, with the latter needing to bounce back from a horror show. 

Daily Echo: Adam ArmstrongAdam Armstrong (Image: Stuart Martin)

Full predicted team 

Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Harwood-Bellis, Bednarek, Stephens; Downes, Smallbone, S Armstrong; A Armstrong, Fraser, Adams.