Danny is raring to go after loan spell
WATCH out, Luton - Danny Haynes is buzzing.While the upbeat Blues striker is not taking anything for granted, he has returned from his loan spell at Millwall on a high and determined to show Ipswich fans what they have been missing.
By Derek Davis
WATCH out, Luton - Danny Haynes is buzzing.
While the upbeat Blues striker is not taking anything for granted, he has returned from his loan spell at Millwall on a high and determined to show Ipswich fans what they have been missing.
The 18-year-old striker bagged two goals in his month loan at the New Den, starting in all five of their games, and was subbed only on his debut.
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Haynes scored twice in his second match, against Rotherham away, but has impressed the lowly League One side's following with his enthusiastic approach.
Although Haynes hails from the Isle Of Dogs originally, he is happy to return to Portman Road, feeling a wiser and better player.
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Haynes said: “I learnt a lot about myself at Millwall - good and bad. I know on a good day what I'm capable of but I have also learnt what I need to work harder on.
“I had a really good time at Millwall but I'm really glad to be back at Ipswich and I'm itching to play.
“I know I won't just walk into the first team and that I will have to work hard to get back but I'm extra confident now that if I get my chance I will do well.”
Before going out on loan Haynes had started just one game this season, the Carling Cup loss at Peterborough, although he has been used as sub three times.
The FA Youth Cup winner is now determined to make more of an impact and is looking to match his goal tally at Millwall for Ipswich before the turn of the year.
He said: “I'm looking at getting at least a couple of goals before Christmas and going from there.”
Knowing current Lions boss Willie Donachie, along with fellow Ipswich loanee Liam Trotter, helped Haynes settle in at The New Den.
Haynes said: “It was a very different environment down there and it was lucky that I knew Liam Trotter and Willie.
“Willie knows me and I know him so he knew what to expect from me and I tried to do everything he asked. I played up front, which I enjoyed.
“Liam is progressing well and starting to play in more games now.”
Haynes hopes that he will not need to go anywhere else and can gain all the experience he needs at Portman Road, although he appreciates he faces stiff competition.
He said: “I'm not thinking about loans or anything like that. I'm just concentrating on Ipswich now and working at getting involved.
“We have Luton on Sunday, which we know will be a hard game. They have good strikers, but the lads had a good win on Saturday at Southend and we are confident.”
Haynes has made a total of eight starts and 16 appearances off the bench for Town, banging in four goals.