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Magnificent seven offered Town contract

17:23 09 April 2010

Ronan Murray

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IPSWICH TOWN: All seven Blues second year scholars have been offered professional contracts.

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Tom Eastman, who was on the bench for Town’s Championship 3-1 victory at Derby County last Monday, is believed to have been offered a one-year deal while Luke Hyam, Ronan Murray, Jamie Griffiths, Seb Dunbar, Billy Clark and David Cawley have also been given the chance to extend their Ipswich careers into next season.

Defender Eastman, who hails from Clacton, has been praised by Town manager Roy Keane while Murray won his 11th Republic of Ireland Under-19 cap this week in a 1-0 win over Poland in a friendly in Dublin.

Cawley missed out on the Irish Under-19 squad due to injury with Keane indicating that neither he nor Murray will feature in first team action this term.

“They both need to get fitter,” said Keane.

“But different lads go through different stages when they’re 17 or 18. Connor Wickham is a big strong boy, but the two Irish lads will be stronger for a good pre-season in the summer.”

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4 comments

  • Why not call ourselves Ipswich Irish next term? It sounds fitting somehow.

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    FRANK WESTON

    Saturday, April 10, 2010

  • Cue Scott & Steroo.....All going to be loaned out or sold off are they?...You two know so much about the club and have so much inside information tell us oh wise ones and make yourselves look more ridiculous thatn you already do!

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    Paul Assirati

    Friday, April 9, 2010

  • Well done Tom Eastman on your contract.We may have found the new Terry Butcher!

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    craiged

    Friday, April 9, 2010

  • Eastman will be a first team regular, the others are needed for the reserves. Not everyone can be first XI, and note all short term season contracts, not exactly brimming with belief then are we. Alas look at Sunderland where Keane caused such havoc, its taken almost two seasons to get them on a slightly even keel.

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    J P W

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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