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McCarthy: Hyam Needs More Games Before Decision Made on Future
Friday, 23rd Feb 2018 09:57

Town boss Mick McCarthy says midfielder Luke Hyam needs to play more football before a decision can be made on his future.

The 26-year-old Ipswich-born academy product made his first start since the end of the 2015/16 season against Cardiff on Wednesday following a succession of injuries.

Speaking yesterday, Hyam said he is playing for his Town future with his contract up in the summer, although with the club having an option to keep him for an additional year.

“He can’t do anything else and understandably from the club’s point of view, if you’ve got a player that’s been injured,” McCarthy said.

“Everybody can have an opinion on this and they can be screaming about it, it could be agents, it could be Luke, it could be me, it could be Marcus, the boss, but everybody’s just got to be calm about it and let him play.

“And I thought he was excellent the other night. He was back and he looked like the old Luke Hyam.

“There’s an option on him, the club have the option and if they want to keep him it’s up to them.

“I’m sure Luke would want it to be sorted out but he’s had one game [he’s started] in 18 months, so let’s just all calm down, let him have some more football and let’s hope he stays fit and let’s hope we want to keep him and he wants to stay.”

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RoyalAscotBlue added 10:07 - Feb 23
Fffuuuu....... koff.!!

Sorry, just got lost in the moment there. I didn't intend to offend and I certainly wasn't aiming that at anybody in particular.


Currie10 added 10:14 - Feb 23
Not good enough, always injured and a waste of resources.

No from me.

Good luck to the future, but your Hyam / Bru / Tommy Smith's I won't be too sorry to see go.

Bishop however......... what do you do about him!?

blues1 added 10:21 - Feb 23
"Looked like the old like hyam". Yer. Passed sideways, backwards. Only forward pass he made went nowhere near anyone and out for a goal kick. Not good enough. Get rid.

Razor added 10:36 - Feb 23
Sorry boys I thought he looked good considering the time out he has had.

It would be just typical of Ipswich to get the lad fit and all that costs, to let him go to another club who will reap the benefit.

Short term contract to prove himself would be fair to both parties I feel.

OldClactonBlue added 10:39 - Feb 23
Bishop is a quality act and they don't come round that often, Dozzell too. They are worth persevering with for a long while because they could repay all of the investment in one season.

IpswichToon added 10:50 - Feb 23
It's about time Mick started talking as if he actually wants to be here! Let's hope this is progress!!

heathen66 added 19:47 - Feb 23
He should have been the one out on loan at Luton (not that they would have him) with Flynn Downes here proving his worth

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