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Huws: I Feel Really Good
Monday, 15th Jul 2019 14:03

Midfielder Emyr Huws says he feels really good having returned to first team action during pre-season after his lengthy lay-off with a knee injury.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury at Middlesbrough in December 2017 and underwent surgery. The Wales international was close to coming back a couple of times last season, playing for the U23s and was on one occasion on the bench for the first team, but each time hit a setback.

However, he has trained throughout the opening weeks of pre-season and played a half against Paderborn last week and yesterday’s opening 45-minute game against Fortuna Düsseldorf at the Interwetten Cup.

“I feel really good. I’ve worked hard and I’m chuffed that it’s paying off,” he told iFollow Ipswich.

“At the moment I feel I’m only going to get stronger and stronger and I’m looking forward to the season now and playing my part for the team.

“I have learnt so much from what has happened in the past. It’s been hard for my career but from what I have been through, I’m feeling better mentally and physically.

“A lot of things have come together and I’m just delighted to be back out there on the pitch again and with an Ipswich shirt on. I’ve missed it and now it’s about showing what I can do.”

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WhoisJimmyJuan added 14:08 - Jul 15
Especially if Teddy continues injured and Judgey leaves, a fit Huws will feel like a new signing. I must admit to a sense of trepidation about the coming season. One of the leading high street bookies has us as 2nd favourites behind Sunderland for the title and I fear we are way off that standard. I really hope I'm wrong.

TimmyH added 14:11 - Jul 15
He's tempting fate...come August.

BlueInBerks added 14:23 - Jul 15
Musn't read anything into the banner in the pic, hiding his knees!

Nazemariner added 14:24 - Jul 15
Wrap him up in cotton wool PL.

Linkboy13 added 20:08 - Jul 15
Probably the classiest player in the squad when fit which is far too lightweight and got out muscled far too many times last season teams in div 1 will see us as a big scalp so it won't get any easier this season so we need to adapt a more physical approach in my opinion we need 3 signings down the middle of the pitch centre half (experienced) midfielder ball winner and big target man.

runningout added 21:43 - Jul 15
Nothing wrong with Norwood’s hair. At least he looks like a footballer who means business

KiwiBlue2 added 03:00 - Jul 16
Apart from central defense our top line-up in 3-5-2 looks useful.
Emmanuel Chambers Woolfenden
Edwards Judge Nolan Lankester Garbutt
Norwood and ??? (Murph or another new player)

Subs: Holy, Skuse, Kenlock, Bishop, Dozzel, Downes/Rowe, Jackson

KiwiBlue2 added 03:00 - Jul 16
Whoops swap Nolan for Huws .........

KiwiBlue2 added 03:07 - Jul 16
but suspect in 4-4-2 if everyone is available it will be:

Emmanuel, Chambers, Woolfenden or Nsiala, Kenlock
Edwards Judge, Huws, Garbutt
Norwood plus a new striker

Subs: Holy, Woolf or Nsiala, Nolan, Skuse, Bishop, Downes, Jackson or Lankester

That would leave a few decent players (Dozzel, Nydam etc) outside the matchday squad providing competition to keep others on their toes. Overall it does not look too bad.

Fat_Boy_Tim added 07:05 - Jul 16
I suspect kiwi, if we are talking 'all fit' first 11, PL will go with a 4-5-1 again with one or two holding in midfield.

if Bart is staying my guess would be 4-5-1 / 4-2-3-1 / 4-1-4-1 depending on how you look at it and what phase of play we are in.


Emmanuel -- Chambers -- Nsiala -- Garbutt/Kenlock

Skuse -- Huws

Edwards -- Judge -- Sears/Roberts/Lankester/Dozzell/Jackson etc...


Not much in the way of left wingers, despite all those names, but a lot of potential 'inside forwards' who can cut in a get some goals. We don't seem to have much competition at right back unless Chambers moves over and then we have almost no competition at center half. Those seem to be our weak points as many have pointed out.

Loads of competition for the 3 spots in midfield and I suspect we'll have to loan out a few.

Linkboy13 added 10:18 - Jul 16
Some of these teams look good on paper but not too good on grass .

TBT added 22:58 - Jul 16
Met Emyr on the train to London recently, top man with plenty of time to chat to a fan. Intelligent and realistic about our predicament in League 1. He was grateful that he had a long term contract and is hoping to have a long and successful run in the team.

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