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Tom Eastman signs new deal with U’s

PUBLISHED: 12:31 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:36 31 January 2013

Tom Eastman, who has signed a new deal with Colchester United

Tom Eastman, who has signed a new deal with Colchester United

TOM Eastman has signed a new two-and-a-half deal to stay at Colchester United.

Former Ipswich Town defender Eastman was delighted to put pen to paper again, and so guarantee his long-term future with the U’s.

The 21-year-old arrived at Colchester in the summer of 2011, after rejecting a new short-term six-month contract with Ipswich. His initial deal was a two-year package.

“It’s something that we had been talking about for a few weeks,” enthused Eastman.

“It’s a good deal for me, and I’m glad to sign this deal to keep me here a bit longer.

“I’m enjoying playing football at Colchester.

“When I was at Ipswich, and I didn’t have long left on my contract, nothing really got sorted out, and I ended up getting some more security at Colchester.

“Now I can push on play some more games,” added Eastman,

Can anyone explain what happened in the second half? I can understand the lack of quality, but where did the passion go? Northstander Terry Hunt gives his thoughts on Ipswich Town’s 1-0 loss to Norwich City.

Town lost the East Anglian derby 1-0 at Portman Road this afternoon. MIKE BACON gives his marks out of 10 and you can do the same.

Ipswich Town’s misery in the East Anglian derby continued with a 1-0 defeat to Norwich City at Portman Road this lunchtime. STUART WATSON analyses the match.

Ipswich Town midfielder Cole Skuse said he and his team-mates were left ‘racking their brains’ after Norwich took all three points in the East Anglian derby today.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy declared himself pleased with his side’s performance, but bitterly disappointed with the result following today’s 1-0 home defeat to rivals Norwich City at Portman Road.

Town’s long wait for an East Anglian Derby win continues after James Maddison’s 59th minute goal saw Norwich to a 1-0 win over the blues at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town’s misery in the East Anglian derby continued with a 1-0 defeat to Norwich City at Portman Road this lunchtime.

East Anglian derby day is here. Ipswich Town host rivals Norwich City this lunchtime (12pm ko) and you can follow all the action right here.

Ipswich Town fans rose to their feet to give an emotional applause in a mark of respect to the family of Blues and England legend Terry Butcher, who lost one of his sons this week.

Tomorrow is East Anglian derby day. STUART WATSON previews the action as Ipswich Town prepare to take on rivals Norwich City at Portman Road (12pm ko, Sky Sports).

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