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‘I’m absolutely buzzing’: Nydam signs new long-term deal at Ipswich Town

PUBLISHED: 17:01 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:04 10 November 2017

Tristan Nydam pictured signing his new contract at Ipswich Town. Picture: ITFC

Tristan Nydam pictured signing his new contract at Ipswich Town. Picture: ITFC

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Ipswich Town have secured the long-term future of one of their brightest young stars, with the news midfielder Tristan Nydam has signed a new deal until the summer of 2021.

The 18-year-old has burst onto the scene alongside fellow youngster Flynn Downes during the opening months of the new season, putting in a string of impressive display in midfield.

His good form has now been rewarded with a new deal, which also includes the option of a further 12 months, with Nydam delighted to be able to commit his future to the club.

“I’m absolutely buzzing,” he said.

“I’ve been at the club since I was nine and to sign a contract extension is great for me and shows the hard work is paying off.

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“It’s been a decent start for me and the gaffer has put his trust in me. I could not be more grateful to him as a gaffer and the rest of my team-mates.

Tristan Nydam has signed a new deal with Ipswich Town.    PICTURE: STEVE WALLER Tristan Nydam has signed a new deal with Ipswich Town. PICTURE: STEVE WALLER

“This is nothing for me to look back on, I have to keep working hard and keep impressing the gaffer, TC and my team-mates.

Nydam has featured 13 times for the Blues after making his debut in the Carabao Cup at Luton, having previously stated his aim to make 10 starts in what is his first season as a first-team player. He has now adjusted that goal, having already made eight.

“I feel good, I feel I’ve adjusted well to the Championship and I’m training well so I have to keep going,” he said.

“I need two more starts to reach that 10 but I’ve pushed it on to 15 now. Hopefully I can achieve that before the end of the season.”

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Nydam is the second Ipswich youngster to sign a new deal today, after striker Ben Morris put pen to paper on an extension to the end of the 2018/19 season.

The teenager has been a regular fixture in the Blues’ Under 23 side this season, scoring twice, with both goals coming in a 5-2 win away at Nottingham Forest.

He also made his first-team debut for Ipswich earlier this campaign, coming off the bench to assists Bersant Celina’s consolation goal in the 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup at Selhurst Park.

Ipswich Town U18 Academy boss Alan Lee is hoping his young charges can keep up the proud Blues tradition of success in youth football, with victory against Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round tonight, at Portman Road, 7pm ko.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes young defender Chris Smith returned from his loan spell at Chelmsford ‘more of a bloke’ and is hopeful he has a first team future.

Ipswich Town U23 3

QPR 0

Ben Morris hit a brace and Aaron Drinan opened his account in a blue shirt as an experienced Ipswich Town under 23 side eased past QPR 3-0 at Playford Road today, writes Kieren Standley.

FA Women’s Premier League

South East Division One

Ipswich Town 9

Haringey Borough 0

Ipswich Town Ladies bounced back from last Sunday’s disappointing FA Cup exit to Charlton with an emphatic 9-0 trouncing of bottom of the league Haringey Borough at the Goldstar Ground in Felixstowe, writes Kieren Standley.

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is set to appeal the red card given to Eunan O’Kane following his altercation with Jonas Knudsen.

Episode Six: Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back for another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast to discuss the win over Leeds, Portman Road atmosphere and the latest transfer news.

Bersant Celina revealed just how much the adulation of the Ipswich Town fans means to him after his latest match-winning effort.

It’s that kind of season. Just when everything seems to be miserable, and the fans’ anger is mounting, along comes a victory to lighten the mood. At least temporarily, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

Saturday was a much-needed day for Town fans, writes Karl Fuller.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy and former Blues boss Roy Keane could be in direct competition for the Republic of Ireland job if Martin O’Neill is lured to Stoke City, according to the Irish Sun.

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