Rain

Rain

max temp: 26°C

min temp: 17°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Mick McCarthy is keeping a close eye on Ipswich Town’s promising youth

08:01 04 December 2012

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy

Archant

MICK McCarthy has been left impressed by the standard within Ipswich Town’s youth ranks.

shares

That is the view of Under-18s boss Russell Osman after he revealed McCarthy has had an opportunity to see the emerging talents.

Osman revealed: “He has had a couple of practice matches where he wanted to have a look at a couple of senior trialists.

“It has given him the opportunity to look at some of the kids the same time. I think he has been quite pleased, he sees the nucleus of players there that could be a backbone for a solid Under-21s side in the future.”

First things first is tonight’s FA Youth Cup third round match at Ashton Gate when Town will face a Bristol City side they have already lost 4-0 to this season (7pm ko).

Previewing the game, Osman, who still lives in Bristol, said: “We have seen video footage and we are under no illusion that we are going to be in for a tough match.

“They are hard-working, physical and try and play a solid, all-round game.

“They pass the ball well and they have a bit of pace upfront, so we have got to be prepared to defend well, play well, and make sure we gain the initiative in the match and keep it.

“Our lads are all hungry to try and gain revenge, especially with it being the FA Youth Cup.”

The competition holds a special place in the hearts of Town fans with the club winning it on three occasions.

Osman, who played in two of those victorious campaigns, said: “We have got a very good record and we would like that to continue – we have got a good reputation as an academy, we produce good players and when you do well in the FA Youth Cup, it is the icing on the cake.

“The lads will be playing under lights and as far as I’m concerned, you cannot beat a football match under lights in the evening.

“Tonight is all about the result, rather than a league development game. It will be fantastic for the lads.”

shares

5 comments

  • We are on the up, something that the Norwich internet keyboard Warrior, who continues to post on here, just can't accept. Stirring up a whiff of negativity whenever & wherever he can. Keep up the good work, MM, TC & RO. Continue to bring the youth through as this once great club rises through the ashes of the past few years.

    Report this comment

    Warkys_Tash

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • sterio=negative,negative, negative,blah blah blah,

    Report this comment

    david peters

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • Rob why don't you just put up and shut up you really are boring everyone who loves ITFC which you dont!!!!!!!!!

    Report this comment

    Tractorboy1964

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • Canary Rob you haven't a clue.Things are looking up but you continue to pick pick pick....or should that be peck peck peck? Was talking to a Wolves fan today who was telling me how your BFF Mick was very much a 'bringing the youth through' man. Tommy & Luke establishing themselves in central defence is an example after only a few weeks of MM.Yes Rob they are keeping out one of your 'mercenaries'! I'm personally quite optimistic and looking forward to playing Rob's yellow army in a couple of years!

    Report this comment

    GorlestonBoy

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

  • There are a couple of glaring faults in the otherwise admirable, if relentless charm offensive oozing out of Portman Road since Mick the Man arrived. First they need to make their utterances a little more believable and secondly (which would help enormously) they actually need to start doing what they say.

    Report this comment

    Rob Steroo

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Daryl Murphy

Mick McCarthy will do his utmost to keep Daryl Murphy at Ipswich Town, but admitted the £8m sale of Tyrone Mings to Bournemouth will have no bearing on any final decision.

Daryl Murphy scored 27 goals last year

Middlesbrough have upped their offer for Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy to £4.5 million, it has been reported.

Ryan Fraser

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has backed highly-rated Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser to get Blues fans off their seats at Portman Road this season.

Alex Henshall

Mick McCarthy expects to wrap up the signing of Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles today, but revealed he also has big hopes for fellow wideman Alex Henshall.

Mick McCarthy congratulates Tyrone Mings last seaosn.

Premier League new-boys Bournemouth have acquired the ‘most promising left-back around’ in Tyrone Mings, according to Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy.

Brett Pitman signs for Ipswich Town

New Ipswich Town striker Brett Pitman admits he will always call Bournemouth home after leaving the Premier League new-boys for Suffolk.

Pre season training starts at ITFC

Ipswich Town kicked off their pre-season preparations this morning, ahead of the 2015-16 Championship campaign.

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy revealed his happiness for Tyrone Mings after the young left-back completed a multi-million pound move to Premier League new-boys Bournemouth – a deal which proved beneficial to all parties, according to the Blues’ boss.

Darren Ambrose

Darren Ambrose will be given the chance to earn a new deal at Ipswich Town, who are expected to complete the season-long loan signing of Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles today.

Tyrone Mings in action.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy could be ready to hit the shops after the club’s £8m windfall for left-back Tyrone Mings.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages