Hyam: Spell Out Injured Was Frustrating
Saturday, 26th Jan 2013 06:01
Town midfielder Luke Hyam is still only 21 but he is already playing for his third manager at Portman Road.
It was Roy Keane who handed him his debut, in the 3-1 win at Middlesbrough on the opening day of the 2010/11 season.
Hyam was not a regular during Paul Jewell’s time in charge but has featured eight times this season since Mick McCarthy inherited the reins in November.
That total would have been greater still had he not suffered a calf injury in the 3-1 home win over Nottingham Forest that ruled him out of the next four games before he was fit enough to resume in the 2-1 success at Charlton on Boxing Day.
Hyam said: “It was very frustrating to be out. All players want to play, although we know injuries are part and parcel of the game. When it happens it just makes you determined to get stronger and get back in the team.
“The manager was brilliant with me when I was out. He spoke to me to see how I was doing and took an interest in my recovery. It actually took me a bit longer than I would have liked, about a week or two, to get back.
“In the end I was just relieved to be back on the pitch, hold on to my place in the side and be able to play regularly again.”
Hyam appears to have benefited from the change of manager and added: “Mick stressed when he came in that we were all starting with a clean slate and it is up to players to impress him.
"You can only do that in training and, if you are in the side, with a decent standard of performance.
“I hope I have a long-term future at the club, but you never know in football. I want to stay here as long as possible and impress the manager as much as I can.”
Get two free £10 bets on Ipswich Town v AFC Bournemouth (or other matches) by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets. You must enter the promotional code "F20" when signing up as a new customer.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 185 bloggers
Promotion Push by akjlitfc
As we reach the final eight games of the season, the slump in form that we hoped would be brief has become persistent, warranting questioning from fans and pundits alike.
Nine Games to Seal Our Fate by AwayDays
After our recent run of poor form, I'd like to take a look at our last remaining fixtures and analyse/predict the outcomes of those important games.
Pessimistic Portman Road by akjlitfc
Being born in 1999, and with my first game at Portman Road coming at the age of six, I have skipped the Town's most recent stint in top flight football a mere 13 seasons ago. This, as is expected, suggests that I have never seen glory in my time as a football fan.
Ten Games, Ten Honest Questions by JollyJourno
There's ten games of the season remaining. Town are one point off the play-off places and five off the top of the league. But we've only won one of our last five games, and something's not right. Time to ask some honest questions of this team, before it's too late.
Round Pegs, Square Holes and the Youth Development Dilemma! by Bluetaff
It has been discussed at length the pitfalls of round pegs and square holes – a ‘problem’ that appears to have been borne of the Roy Keane era only to manifest itself in Paul Jewell and lately Mick McCarthy.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]
TWTD.co.uk Story Archive