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Ainsley on Trial at Bury
Wednesday, 30th Jan 2013 15:49

Town right-back Jack Ainsley is on trial with League One Bury and played in a reserves friendly for the Shakers against Shrewsbury at Radcliffe Borough yesterday, which the Shrews won 1-0. The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and seems certain to move on either now or in the summer.

Ainsley recently travelled to Preston to train with the League One side but was with the Lancastrians only very briefly as they instead added Leeds full-back Paul Connolly to their squad on loan.

The Felixstowe-born defender, who won England U17 caps as a striker when in the Town academy, was close to joining Capital One Cup finalists Bradford earlier in the season but the move was halted when the change of manager took place at Portman Road with new boss Mick McCarthy keen to look at all the players at his disposal.

Ainsley made his only league start for the Blues against Huddersfield in August and other than that has made only two sub appearances, one in the Capital One Cup, this season.

In total, he has made five starts and three sub appearances for the club where both his father George and brother Stuart were previously youth players.

After coming through the ranks of the Town academy, he made his senior debut in the 2009/10 season and has also spent time on loan with Histon and Rushden and Diamonds.

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ormey75 added 16:09 - Jan 30
who cares

marco007 added 16:13 - Jan 30
Afraid that I have to agree and League 1 is probably his level.
He is too slow, gets caught out of position and is a liability when it comes to defending.
Good luck though as he always gives his best.

JimmyJazz added 16:14 - Jan 30
As a local lad it's disappointing that he doesn't seem to have made it. Good luck Jack

BathBlue2 added 16:14 - Jan 30
What has happened to the Wordsworth signing...?

Sindre94 added 16:21 - Jan 30
Wordsworth has signed

King_of_Portman_Rd added 16:24 - Jan 30
Shame really, as when I've seen him play (Peterborough aside) he has looked alright if not spectacular

We seem to be making a habit of letting good players go, I can't see Ainsley falling into that category but we could all be proved wrong..

itfcjoe added 16:28 - Jan 30
@ormey75 - A lot of people care, it's a shame to see a local boy leave but Jack clearly isn't up to it at Championship level

irishtim added 16:30 - Jan 30
Beat of luck to you Jack. Hope all goes well for you in the future.

Ipswichbusiness added 16:35 - Jan 30
I wish him all the best. I thought that given his age and the fact that he's likely to be on relatively low wages we could give him another year to see if he turns out to be a late developer. However, with the signings of Hewitt, Stearman and Kisnorbo I suppose the writing was on the wall.

WhoisJimmyJuan added 16:41 - Jan 30
Ormey75. With a comment like that I find it hard to believe you were born in 75. 05, maybe. How needlessly unpleasant. I agree with itfcjoe - its always a shame when a local boy doesn't make it.

PunchNoHopers added 17:26 - Jan 30
Don't think he was ever allowed to play for Town in his preferred position at CB, he was generally only played at RB, which is a shame! Could be another one to come back and haunt us in years to come IMO!

Fatcatevans added 19:08 - Jan 30
Ormy75 that was so uncalled for! He,s a young local lad who maybe isn't,t up to championship level but hasn't messed us about like a lot of the so called stars on our books, best of luck jack

gypo added 19:29 - Jan 30
I know jack his dad and brother cracking family . good honest pro never had his head up his own arse and always had time for people all the best jack look after yourself mate .

bluetown added 20:57 - Jan 30
ormey75; you ignorant piece of work, just another keyboard warrior there are to many of your ilk,

dirtydingusmagee added 12:01 - Feb 4
good luck Jack,its not easy to get to top in football,enjoy your game at what ever level you settle.

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