Danny's too hot to handle
DANNY Haynes has what it takes to reach the very top.So says Ipswich Town first team coach Bryan Klug, who is expecting the 19-year-old to make an impact in Sunday's Coca-Cola Championship game against Crystal Palace at Portman Road.
By Elvin King
DANNY Haynes has what it takes to reach the very top.
So says Ipswich Town first team coach Bryan Klug, who is expecting the 19-year-old to make an impact in Sunday's Coca-Cola Championship game against Crystal Palace at Portman Road.
Klug watched the flying Haynes net a hat-trick in Tuesday's 3-0 reserve victory at Northampton, and said: “He was too hot to handle.”
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Haynes begins a three-match suspension after the Palace game after being sent off in a reserve fixture last week - and Klug says that the teenager still has some growing up to do.
A purring Klug said: “Danny was superb against Northampton and they could not handle his pace.
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“His maturity might take a little while longer, but anybody who saw him on Tuesday will have marked him down to become a really top player.”
Haynes will be in Sunday's squad for a televised match that kicks-off at 1.20pm. And he is likely to be let loose as a second half substitute and make the most of his last game before September 22 when he will be available again.
Klug, who helped Haynes in the early days of his development when academy director at Portman Road, also sees a glittering Ipswich Town future for another 19-year-old - midfielder Owen Garvan.
Garvan volunteered to cover as a central defender after Fabian Wilnis was sent off at Plymouth on Saturday, with Klug revealing:
“In the mayhem over red cards, substitutions etc Owen took it upon himself to take over as Jason De Vos' partner.
“This is the type of lad he is - and he did well.
“He has always told me that he can play at the back, and perhaps one day some way down the line this might be his position.
“But the lad has a big future ahead of him first in midfield.”
Klug has confirmed that Ipswich are set to revert back to a 4-4-2 formation against Peter Taylor's Palace.
“I am not ruling out having another cunning plan in the future,” explained Klug.
“We switched to 4-3-3 because we thought we could damage Plymouth that way.
“But after our early goal we did not have enough of the ball and Plymouth came to terms with it.
“Derby switched formations to surprise opponents last season and it is something we will do again.”