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Lankester Signs First Pro Deal
Friday, 17th Aug 2018 15:45

Blues youngster Jack Lankester has signed his first professional contract, a deal to the summer of 2020.

The 18-year-old striker, who is from Bury St Edmunds, joined the academy as an U7 and was a regular in the U23s last season.

Lankester, who spent a spell on loan with Bury Town earlier this year, was involved with the first team in pre-season, coming on as a sub in the friendlies against the MK Dons and West Ham.

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SamWhiteUK added 15:47 - Aug 17

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 16:13 - Aug 17
Good luck as a future ITFC first-team player. Hurst had good words to say about this lad if I remember correctly.

BotesdaleBlue added 16:46 - Aug 17
Well done and good luck Jack.

I don't remember seeing anything from the Club regarding the retained list (and contract offers) for the 2017/18 second year academy boys, of which Lankester was one.

We know Nydam and Folami have signed pro-deals from this age group, but what about the others (Cahill, McGavin, Marshall, Ndaba, Ware and Wilton)?

directwilder added 19:51 - Aug 17
CONGRATS JACK!!! Played golf against this guy about a month ago in a county match, a really really decent golfer as well! So happy for him!after speaking to a few people on that day it sounds like he has been a great player for us the last couple of seasons in the under 18s and reserves! Scoring goals for fun!!

itfcjoe added 21:12 - Aug 17
Cahill and Wilton were released and gone to play in US college system

McGavin, Marshall and Ndaba have another year

Ware is on a short term deal until some point in September trying to earn a longer one

leftie1972 added 21:19 - Aug 17
Congratulations Jack, good luck for the future!

Daleyitfc added 22:45 - Aug 17
Young players don't get a chance at Ipswich Town any more, not with the last 4 managers, so this is a waste of his time.

muccletonjoe added 06:59 - Aug 18
Daleyitfc; Nydam , Downes , Woolfenden ; Kenlock ; Morris, and that was just last season.

BlueThunder74 added 22:39 - Aug 18
Good news. Like this lad a lot. Saw him for the U23 v Lowestoft. He was the best player on the park and created the first goal. Was the reason PH attended the game. Best of luck Jack.

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