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Youngster Smith Signs First Pro Deal
Tuesday, 25th Feb 2020 16:13

Academy scholar Tommy Smith has signed his first professional deal with the club, a contract which runs to the summer of 2022 with the club having an option for a further season.

Smith, 18, made his senior bow as a half-time sub in the Leasing.com Trophy tie at Peterborough in December.

The second-year scholar, a left-back, is currently on loan with hometown club Bury Town in Bostik Division One North.

Smith is one of nine academy youngsters to have made their senior bows this season, along with Bailey Clements, Alex Henderson, Tawanda Chirewa, Armando Dobra, Liam Gibbs, Tommy Hughes, Brett McGavin and Tyreece Simpson.


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Pecker added 16:17 - Feb 25
Guess this is good news having never seen him play. If nothing else, somebody ME can sell in a year or two.

Saxonblue74 added 16:32 - Feb 25
Best signing of the two Tommy Smiths! Always look to the future, never the past.

Doctor_Earman added 16:36 - Feb 25

dirtydingusmagee added 16:50 - Feb 25
stand up the REAL Tommy Smith !

therein61 added 17:25 - Feb 25
Wishing you a successful career young man

ITFCsince73 added 17:58 - Feb 25
Let’s get all the youngsters in the match day squad.
And make a real push for promotion to the Championship over the next few seasons.
The deadwood will be gone, and we don’t buy quality.
It’s our only realistic chance of any kind of future success.

Karlosfandangal added 21:17 - Feb 25
I agree stick him against Blackpool and drop Chambers, our season is over so give them some game time.

I know lots of points to play for but can any of you see us beating Sunderland or Portsmouth or Peterborough in the play off.

Just more disappointment

Saxonblue74 added 22:13 - Feb 25
Wouldn't want us to give up on the season yet, just can't do that however unlikely promotion looks. 73, agree about the push over the next few seasons. It's going to take time to fix us but sadly in football that's a luxury never afforded, not by fans and not by players. Neither will hang around for change.

Linkboy13 added 23:57 - Feb 25
Seen him play for Bury quite stylish left back but in typical Ipswich tradition he's quite small and needs to develop physically. To just chuck youngsters in to the first team would be stupid before they are ready physically and could end up injured just like Dozzell and Nydam. In my opinion i dont think we have any outstanding youngsters that are ready to play in the first team yet.

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