Brentford head coach Dean Smith has confirmed that Josh McEachran has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a refracture to his foot.
The Bees are also missing John Swift for their trip to Ipswich as the cut in his Achilles is taking time to heal.
Smith spent time in this afternoon's press conference going over what was going on in the Brentford treatment room.
Below are his quotes on the players who have been struggling for fitness.
John Swift (Achilles)
Dean Smith: “I think they're leaving the stitches in John's wound for a bit longer. It was a nasty challenge. It was felt the stitches needed to be in a bit longer so that rules him out.”
Leandro Rodriguez (hamstring)
DS: “Leandro has got a grade one and he'll be back for next Saturday. When he first did it I thought it'd be a lot longer and take him out of his loan period.”
Josh McEachran (foot)
DS: “It's a refracture of his second metatarsal which rules him out for the season. He's now had an operation and I think he's had a plate put on the metatarsal to speed up the recovery.
“It'll need time to repair itself. When he comes out of the boot he can start rehabbing and give him every chance to be back for pre-season and back fighting fit for next season.
Lewis Macleod (knee)
DS: “He got out on the grass to run after the course of injections he had. Hopefully this will have done the trick.
“It's such an innocuous one it's left us scratching our heads; none moreso than Lewis. Hopefully this is the end of it. The light that was just a candle is glowing brighter.”
Marco Djuricin (ill)
DS: “He's back training. He's been ill and on a course of antibiotics but he's back on the training ground.”
Philipp Hofmann (back)
DS: “He's had an injection into his back so he's had to rest for two or three days and hopefully this will cure it and he can get back on the green stuff.”
Andreas Bjelland (cruciate)
DS: “He's not involved in any contact at the moment. He's doing the preparations before training.
“He's getting involved in passing drills. He's a big character and a good character to have around. I'm not sure about his programme.
“When he gets closer to contact training, I'll sit down with the medical team and how we're going to progress him into games.”