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Lankester Aiming to Hit Ground Running
Thursday, 2nd May 2019 12:20

Blues forward Jack Lankester says his recovery from injury is going well and is looking to hit the ground running when the squad return for pre-season at the end of June.

Academy product Lankester, 19, made his senior debut as a sub at QPR in October and went on to make five starts and a further five appearances from the bench, scoring one goal, before a stress fracture to his back ended his campaign in January.

"The recovery is going well and I have my final scan next week," the Bury St Edmund-based youngster said in an interview with Sunday’s match programme.

"I'll be honest, when I picked up the injury I didn't expect to be out this long, but in the long term it will serve me well.

"My aim now is to get my fitness back up to what it was before, and make sure I am raring to go for the start of pre-season. I want to hit the ground running.

"It will be an important summer for me, and for everyone at the club, but I want to make sure I am all set for what I hope can be a big campaign."

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LWNR2013 added 12:26 - May 2
Very good to hear 👍

Walk_the_Wark added 12:30 - May 2
This kid is excellent. Don't ever sell!!

Jeff_winger added 12:34 - May 2
Bury St Edmunds based? I thought he lived in Chambers house?

Suffolkboy added 12:35 - May 2
Seemed promising ,but haven’t seen him in the flesh : we need scorers above all ( goals win games & give something to defend ) BUT has he the physical assets or will he develop them ?

brassy added 12:38 - May 2
goodluck for the new season jack

SouperJim added 12:40 - May 2
Suffolkboy Lankester is our most exciting young player for me, carries a real threat and is a reason to come and watch football at Portman Road next season. If his first few appearances are anything to go by, he's going to be something special.

algarvefan added 12:50 - May 2
Still a rough diamond but none the less a diamond, speedy recovery Jack I look forward to seeing you in the team next season.

chepstowblue added 13:38 - May 2
Along with Bishop he will be the only one of our youngsters who will look a class apart at league1 level.Whilst I wait for Dozzell,Downes,Nydam,Kenlock and Emmanuel to prove themselves,it was immediately evident that this lad had real ability and was comfortable with the ball at his feet. A 'must start' next season if fully fit and a great future ahead.

northblue added 14:12 - May 2
Looking forward to having you back


ArnieM added 14:31 - May 2
I do have a good feeling about next season . Interesting summer ahead .

Edmundo added 14:36 - May 2
Up front is looking better - Judge, Lankester.. but we need an our and out goalscorer: may need to raid Mr Evan's piggy bank to get one of them, and a centre half (we never replaced Berra imo)

ShropshireBluenago09 added 15:08 - May 2
Im hoping we hear something positive about Ben Morris. Looked decent before the loan move, which didnt go well by all accounts.
Good to hear Lankester is on the mend.

BeattiesBackPocket added 15:48 - May 2
For me was the one shining light in an absolute miserable dross season in the games he played. He’s direct, plays with no fear, has a decent free kick in him and quick. He’s not got a great build but for me has been more effective in the games I’ve seen him in and progressing a lot more than the other kids we have so far. He could tear up defences and games next season for me.

runningout added 16:21 - May 2
Don’t overhype anyone.. unless your name Lionel.

therein61 added 18:15 - May 2
A level headed young man who has the club at heart what a refreshing change from the over paid under performers

runningout added 00:36 - May 3
haha so naive... Money still talks

Saxonblue74 added 07:24 - May 3
Not much to add to Beattiesbackpocket's comment. Jack, Bish and Judge + goal poachers and we'll be a firce in lge1. El Mizouni also exciting in my opinion. Actually looking forward to next season. I still fancy a bet that our final league position in the 20/21 season will be higher than the carrot crunchers!!

Skip73 added 09:22 - May 3
Saxon, bet that our final position will be higher than the carrot crunchers? So it bloody should be, they're TWO duvisions above us!

Skip73 added 09:23 - May 3
*divisions, stupid fat fingers

Barty added 11:02 - May 3
Good luck for next season Jack and lets hope you do well - you certainly have potential. To have any chance of us doing well next season we simply must buy a decent striker and centre back to add to the squad.

littlestoneblue added 13:22 - May 3
The one player who WILL make and impact in our 1st team defence is Luke Wolfenden, of which you all seem to have forgotten, he's had a super loan season at Swindon Town, and has grown into a super first class defender, very similar to like of Beatty and Moggers, takes no prisoners, Chambers had better up his game big time as he will be outclassed by Wolfenden FACT

littlestoneblue added 13:29 - May 3
And I would like to see a new keeper arrive, we're a bit stale with Bart, he will move on to another club, never have rated Bart as a class keeper makes too many mistakes, just like Chambers, it's the right time to bring in the youth, get rid of all sick notes, as we cant afford to carry players that cant play for two seasons, and if we do bring in other players they must be prepared to live close to or in Ipswich area, no long journey players

Saxonblue74 added 18:41 - May 3
Skip73, I think you have misunderstood me. 20/21 season we'll both be back in the championship!

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