And Cardiff midfielder Chris Burke, who has played in front of Matthews on the right, has praised the youngster who has been linked with a move to Arsenal.
"He's a fantastic talent," said the 25-year-old Scotland international who joined last season from Rangers.
"Getting called up to the Wales squad just shows how well he is doing this season.
"He's got the world on his shoulders and he's got a great future ahead of him. Hopefully he can go far in the game."
Matthews is likely to battle with just Paul Quinn for a starting place in Sunday's match at the Cardiff City Stadium, as Kevin McNaughton limped out 20 minutes into his return from a different injury on Saturday.
The Bluebirds have slipped to fifth in the Championship, below arch-rivals Swansea following defeat in the south Wales derby a fortnight ago and to Barnsley at the weekend, along with being held at home to Nottingham Forest.
"We are at home in the next two games and they are important matches because we've taken only one point out of the last nine, which isn't the best," Matthews told Cardiff's official website.
"I think on Sunday we can get it right and get a good run going.
"Ipswich are in a false position near the bottom. They have a lot of good players and I'm expecting a tough game but our boys can get the three points."
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