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'He's got a fantastic attitude and is willing to learn' - Ambrose on former team-mate Vincent-Young

PUBLISHED: 12:55 10 July 2018

Kane Vincent-Young, who has not signed a new contract with the U's . Picture: PAGEPIX

Kane Vincent-Young, who has not signed a new contract with the U's . Picture: PAGEPIX

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Kane Vincent-Young would fit in well at Ipswich Town if the Blues offered the trialist a deal, according to former team-mate Darren Ambrose.

Ambrose (right) and business partner Nathan Head at their  barbers shop in Duke Street. They also have a shop at the top of Lloyds Avenue.Ambrose (right) and business partner Nathan Head at their barbers shop in Duke Street. They also have a shop at the top of Lloyds Avenue.

Full-back Vincent-Young has been with the Ipswich squad during their Spanish training camp, playing 90 minutes in Sunday’s friendly with Kilmarnock after the 22-year-old turned down a new deal at Colchester.

No decision has been made regarding his future but, if he were to be offered a deal, former Ipswich star Ambrose saw enough during their time together at Colchester to know the Blues are onto a good thing.

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“He was the right back when I was there and I played quite a few games with Kane,” he said.

“He’s got a fantastic attitude and is willing to learn, willing to work and just an all-round good kid.

“There’s a lot of them in and around the Ipswich squad and, if they were to offer him a deal, he would fit in well. He’s a fantastic player as well and that’s probably the main reason they were looking at him.

“As a senior player at Colchester, the thing which stood out for me with Kane was his desire to work, learn and listen.

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Vincent-Young and Ambrose keep tight on Oldham's Lee CroftVincent-Young and Ambrose keep tight on Oldham's Lee Croft

“I helped him during a few games and he just has a fantastic attitude – that’s needed.

“It’s a step up for him if it comes off and he gets a contract but I’m in no doubt he will listen, learn and live off it.”

Vincent-Young came through the Tottenham youth system and, given he is under the age of 24, the U’s would be entitled to compensation should he move to Ipswich.

He’s a strong, powerful right-footed player who can operate in either full-back position and was named Colchester’s young player-of-the season during the last campaign.

Ambrose began his career with Ipswich Town when he joined the club's academy at the age of eleven.Ambrose began his career with Ipswich Town when he joined the club's academy at the age of eleven.

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“You can have the best attitude in the world but the main thing is being a good footballer, which he is,” Ambrose added.

“He’s come through the Tottenham system and took the step of moving to Colchester to play games, which he did, and he’s now looking to progress even further.

“Good luck to the lad.”

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