St Ledger to return in weeks

SEAN ST LEDGER insists that he will be back in action with Leicester City in a matter of weeks, writes AIDAN FITZMAURICE.

The Ireland international has been sidelined for a month due to a hamstring injury which forced him to miss the World Cup qualifiers against Germany and the Faroe Islands, while he is also out of next month's friendly against Greece.

"Recovery isn't going too badly, I reckon I'll probably be another couple of weeks," said St Ledger.

"It's just been a bit of nightmare really because of the timing of it, but that's football - injury is part-and-parcel of it.

"It's frustrating more than anything because I got an injury in pre-season. Then you just hope that you've put the injury troubles behind you. It was just bad timing because we were doing so well as a team."

McCarthy is Ipswich boss

MICK McCarthy was today confirmed as the new boss of Ipswich Town after he finalised a three-year deal at Portman Road.

The former Republic of Ireland manager and skipper will be in place for the Tractor Boys clash with Birmingham on Saturday.

Ipswich currently lie five points adrift at the bottom of the Championship following an abysmal start to the season which inclded a 12-match winless sequence.

The 53-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by Wolves in February.

Meanwhile, Stephen Carr's whose Birmingham City career could be at an end with the veteran defender trying to recover from a serious knee injury that could sideline him for the remainder of the season.