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Hammond to Be Released
Friday, 4th Mar 2016 13:52

Town boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed that right-back or midfielder Kyle Hammond will be released at the end of the season. As previously reported, a number of clubs, including Colchester United, are keen on the 20-year-old Blues academy product, whose one-year deal is up in the summer.

“Kyle is being released,” McCarthy said. “There’s been a bit of interest. He’s just waiting to see and keeping his powder dry to see what he wants to do.

“Kyle will be moving on, I wish him well. He had a really bad injury, his cruciate, if memory serves me right.

“It’s been difficult for him because there have been players in front of him. I wish him well, I hope he gets something else.”

Hammond was on the bench for Town during the FA Cup replay at Portsmouth recently but is still to make his senior debut and hasn’t been in a Championship matchday 18 this season.

The ex-Westbourne High School pupil was handed a one-year deal last summer after spending much of the previous two seasons out with knee injuries.

In terms of making further loan additions to his squad, he said: “There’s not a lot I can be looking at. I am happy with my squad and the ones that haven’t played they’ve been there all season and they deserve their chance to play.”

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Surco72 added 13:56 - Mar 4
"Were happy with mid table and we will see the season out, win a few , lose a few "
Boring the fans along the way Mick

paulcooperisgod added 14:06 - Mar 4
Got to be better at right back then CHAMBERS

alfromcol added 14:11 - Mar 4
Out for that long with injury, will he ever be the player he might have been? Too many young players get into the "system" and get injured before they get started.

Tough business, you have to be lucky as well.

Good luck to the lad, he will need it.

ITFCGloryDays added 14:31 - Mar 4
“Kyle will be moving on, I wish him well. He had a really bad injury, his cruciate, if memory serves me right." MM

'...his cruciate, if memory serves me.''
Nothing like being well informed.

rgp1 added 15:24 - Mar 4
Breaking news in 2030

34 year old former town reserve player returns To town on loan from Colchester.

TractorCam added 17:46 - Mar 4
Another young player out the door, players like Dozzell and Morris might want to move on quick so they don't just sit in our u21's for 3 years then end up at Braintree

ArnieM added 17:55 - Mar 4
This bloody ridiculous. ANOTHER young talent shown the door ffs.

Steelmonkey added 18:34 - Mar 4
He didn't know how to hoof the ball - apparently.

therein61 added 18:44 - Mar 4
His injury(can happen to any footballer) is a difficult one to recover from as he has to fight his demons and wonder if it's going to happen again in a challenge, I wish the young man all the very best for his future and hope he makes a career for himself wherever that may be.

spiegal added 19:02 - Mar 4
There are simply too many players at the club, earning wages who will never make the grade...most of them arrving here unwanted at other clubs....there is something very, very wrong with the club's recruitment.

jas0999 added 19:25 - Mar 4
More money saved. Evans will be delighted!!!!

guentchev added 20:49 - Mar 4
I only saw him a couple of times and he was ok in both games. Not a game changer but Steelmonkey is spot on when he said that he couldn't hoof the ball. He tended to pass into midfield or defence which was a noticeable trait in his game.

Beattiesballbag added 21:42 - Mar 4
Apparently he was grassed up by some one who saw him passing the ball
in a practice session, rumour has it MM went ape *#!* when he heard & said I'm not *#!^*~# having that sort of behavour while i'm at this club !

baznsez04 added 23:46 - Mar 4
Starting to lose respect for MM. This lad was knocking on the first team door in pre season last season had great performances until he got injured. Got himself fit again with true professionalism and singled out for praise from Mick for his positive attitude and dedication now he cannot remember what injury he had. He is a right back who likes getting forward chips in with his share of goals and can run all day so obviously we have them in abundance. Good luck Kyle. Go to Colchester you will walk straight into their first team their RB is woeful.

WhoisJimmyJuan added 11:35 - Mar 5
Yes. The memory comment says a lot for me. I'll get shot down for being paranoid but it does only raise question in my mind about how MM treats his players and if he has favourites. I can't imagine many previous managers not knowing what injury a first team squad player had a year ago.

tricky78 added 21:09 - Mar 9
Wish he would be given longer here to see if he could reach his potential. Good luck to the lad.

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