Hyam Reveals Town Exit
Monday, 7th May 2018 23:39
Midfielder Luke Hyam has revealed he has been released by the Blues.
The 26-year-old academy product, who recently returned to action after a frustrating couple of injury-hit seasons, is out of contract this summer with Town evidently not having taken up their option to keep him for a further year.
“My time at Ipswich Town has come to an end. After 15 years, I want to say a massive thanks to all the players and staff, past and present who have been part of my journey,” the former Northgate High School pupil posted on Instagram.
“I’ve been very fortunate and privileged to play for the team I supported as a child and to achieve all my goals I set out over the years.
“I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my career. I wish all the boys the very best for the following season.”
Hyam made 118 starts and 28 sub appearances for his hometown club, scoring three goals. He spent a month on loan at Rotherham during 2015/16, making two starts and three sub appearances.
Coincidentally, he made his debut as a starter on the opening day of the 2010/11 season in the Blues’ 3-1 win at Middlesbrough and played his last game for Town as a 77th minute sub during Sunday’s final game of the season 2-2 draw with the Teessiders.
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|12th_Man added 23:40 - May 7|
Good luck Luke. Been a great few years when you were playing. Unfortunate with injuries. Good man and good player though. Wish you the best in the future.
|Miles added 23:41 - May 7|
Good luck Luke, hope you can go somewhere and get games and stay injury free! You'll always be one of our own and we will love you for that!
|Lord_Lucan added 23:46 - May 7|
Good luck Luke
Best wishes for the future.
|PJewellisaGod added 00:07 - May 8|
Good luck Luke. ITFC through and through.
|DurhamTownFan added 00:11 - May 8|
Not that surprising, although a bit harsh that the new man won’t even get to look at him.
Where’s he gonna get a game? Colchester? Needham? Maybe he will train pre season and win over the new boss!
|bigolconnor added 00:14 - May 8|
Cheers Luke. Stay fit and good luck in the future.
|BlueBlood90 added 00:22 - May 8|
Shame to see a product of our academy leaving but it’s definitely the correct time to go. Been very unlucky with injuries but when you see the options we have next year with Huws, Skuse, Downes, Nydam, Adeyemi, Bishop etc then he doesn’t come close to even making the bench. I really wish him well and hope he can stay injury free and has a long and successful career in Football.
|Alfiesboys added 00:23 - May 8|
Good luck ... Luke.. ..
|Mcarthyout added 00:37 - May 8|
Luke hyam he's on of our own..not sure this is the right decision before our new manager arrives but good luck luke. True blue⚽💙
|TheTrueBlue1878 added 00:55 - May 8|
Correct desicion, would be a wasted wage, would be about 8th in line if everyone was fit which would be ridiculous.
All saying thank you, he didnt mention to fasns once in he goodbye post.
|HarryfromBath added 01:10 - May 8|
All the best Luke if you are reading this report. You played such a vital role both in helping keep us up and in keeping our threadbare midfield together in Mick's first season here. This should never be forgotten.
it's such a pity that your time was blighted by injuries but I am certain that you will always be warmly welcomed back at Portman Road when you return.
|Fartman added 01:19 - May 8|
Thanks for your efforts, Luke. Injuries have sadly hampered your development. I think we saw some really good performances from you lately, so I thought we would take up the option. Showed great character at Brentford when being bullied by those nasty b@ggers.
Hope you'll get yourself sorted anytime soon at a decent club. I'll follow your development closely, as you'll always be one of us. Best of luck, Luke!
|NoCanariesAllowed added 01:28 - May 8|
Another long serving player gone - I believe Hyam was the last member of the squad to have played under Roy Keane. In fact, he's also one of only two left from the Paul Jewell days - the other being Chambers, who unless I'm mistaken will now become our longest serving player. (Assuming he stays.)
Best of luck to you, Luke. Farewell and thank you.
|harlingblue added 01:37 - May 8|
Good Luck for the future Luke, and thankyou for all the effort put in before injuries blighted your time here.
|1RWR added 02:05 - May 8|
"Lukie Hyam...........he's one of our own!"
Good luck chap wherever you finish up at.
One of our own.
All the best lad.
|lightingblue added 03:20 - May 8|
Tbh I’m not surprised by this. To many injuries and can be liability at times. None the less good luck on finding a new club and thanks for your efforts over the years. Sometimes a move can do you good .
|Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 04:46 - May 8|
Good luck, Luke. Hope we'll see you in the stands at PR if you're free. Rotherham gave you good reviews, so I am sure you'll get a club soon. You're still a Blue!
|shakytown added 05:09 - May 8|
I see this as a promising sign that the club still have some ambition. Sadly while Luke is a steady DM he has just not gone to the next level and is a poor option when we have youngsters with more skill and pace coming through. He will surely be snapped up by a league one team very quickly and will be very good at that level and getting more game time will be good for him.
|Cakeman added 06:05 - May 8|
Solid performer who always wore his heart on his sleeve.
Time for a new start for all though.
I am sure if he can stay fit he will find another decent club out there.
|Swn98 added 07:03 - May 8|
Good luck Luke sure you will get another club soon shame you never really got the chance to prove yourself due to injuries.
|GTRKing added 07:04 - May 8|
It’s sad that he is going but it’s for the best, I feel he should go somewhere like Luton town
Or Shrewsbury/Scunthorpe If they go up,
I wish Hyam all the best in the future
|blue75 added 07:05 - May 8|
Good luck Luke it’s a shame I would’ve like to see you given the chance to prove yourself next season, I think you would’ve proved many doubters wrong!! Hope you find a good club and enjoy the rest of your career.
|runaround added 07:09 - May 8|
Good luck Luke & I hope you find a new club soon
|baxter7 added 07:10 - May 8|
Looks like our new manager maybe already here but not yet disclosed
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