‘I’m delighted with him’ - watch Drinan’s hat-trick that earned McCarthy’s praise

Aaron Drinan scored a hat-trick for Ipswich Town's Under 23s against Hull. Picture: ITFC

Aaron Drinan scored a hat-trick for Ipswich Town's Under 23s against Hull. Picture: ITFC - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy said he was ‘delighted’ with Aaron Drinan after the Irish striker scored a hat-trick for the club’s Under 23s.

Jack Lankester celebrates with Aaron Drinan who scored his first hat-trick for the Blues. Picture: R

Jack Lankester celebrates with Aaron Drinan who scored his first hat-trick for the Blues. Picture: ROSS HALLS - Credit: Archant

Drinan scored the Blues’ three goals in their 4-3 loss to Hull at Playford Road on Monday, but he has yet to make his first-team debut for the Blues after signing from Waterford in January.

McCarthy insisted he is delighted with Drinan, though.

“I’m delighted for him because he puts a real shift in does Aaron but the goals just hadn’t been going in for him,” McCarthy said.

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“He’s just scored three and I’m really pleased with him, delighted with him.


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“Jack Lankester is another one who played really well.”

Neither Ben Morris, Ben Folami or Barry Cotter were involved for the young Blues side, meaning they could play a part when the first team face Barnsley this evening.

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