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‘I’ve been in his ear to see if we can get him back next year’ – Chambers on Carter-Vickers

PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 March 2018

Cameron Carter-Vickers wins a towering header against Preston's Callum Robinson. Photo: Pagepix

Cameron Carter-Vickers wins a towering header against Preston's Callum Robinson. Photo: Pagepix

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Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers is already trying to persuade Tottenham loanee Cameron Carter-Vickers to return to Portman Road next season.

Carter-Vickers has been a revelation since his arrival late in the January transfer window with Town conceding just five goals in the nine games he’s played.

The 20-year-old, who spent the first half of the campaign at Sheffield United, is unlikely to be for sale this summer but may well be available on a season-long loan deal given the options at Mauricio Pochettino’s disposal.

“It baffles me how we could get him halfway through a Championship season,” said Chambers, speaking ahead of tonight’s Championship visit of Hull City.

“He’s a fanatic capture for us. I think he’s been different class.

“He’s a great lad to have around the place and he’s still only young. I’ve been in his ear to see if we can get him back next year and try to get it done now!”

Blues boss Mick McCarthy switched to a back three midway through February, with Chambers flanked by Carter-Vickers and the fit-again Adam Webster.

Town are looking rock-solid at the back and have kept five clean sheets in their last 10 games, losing just twice in that time.

“I love it,” enthused Chambers. “I’ve enjoyed my football since (a switch to the back three in) the Norwich game more than I have done in a long time. I feel like I’ve got two lads next to me that are up there with the best defenders in the league.

“They can go and attack the ball because they know they have the slight insurance of me behind them. I feel I can use my experience to help them and cover for them if needs be. We’ve performed well and we haven’t conceded goals.

“I’ve spoken about Cameron. And if we can keep Adam Webster fit we all know what quality he can bring. It’s nice to see him playing week-in, week-out at the moment after his injuries.”

Meanwhile, the Blues skipper has ruled out ever becoming the club’s player-manager.

The 32-year-old, who has been taking his coaching badges and made no secret of his desire to become a manager, said: “That’s for the future. I would never be a player-manager though. I don’t think you can combine the two. I wouldn’t want to.

“I’ve got lots of playing time left yet hopefully.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is leaving no stone unturned in his search for January reinforcements.

Ipswich Town are committed to signing loan player Janoi Donacien on a permanent deal once his immigration status is rubber stamped.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features Darren Currie scoring on his debut in a win at QPR and the Blues win over Leicester City.....

Former Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell has been appointed director of football at League Two club Swindon Town.

Mark Heath, Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Ipswich Hospital patients were treated to a visit from the stars of Ipswich Town as they made their annual trip to give out presents on the wards.

Ipswich Town’s Under 23s drew 3-3 with QPR at Playford Road this afternoon. Andy Warren cast an eye over the Young Blues.

Trevoh Chalobah is confident he can help fill the void left following Cole Skuse’s knee injury.

Ipswich Town will field a strong Under 23 side when they take on QPR at Playford Road this afternoon (1pm).

It’s been another week with more losses – but the double whammy on this occasion is that these have been suffered both on the pitch at Stoke and off the field of play, in the reporting of our latest set of accounts. In all honesty, there’s no surprise in either.

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