Elliott Hewitt effectively at Colchester United for the season

Tony Humes, delighted to have signed winger Kenny McEvoy on loan from Tottenham

Tony Humes, delighted to have signed winger Kenny McEvoy on loan from Tottenham

Ipswich Town boss, Mick McCarthy, has revealed that Elliott Hewitt is effectively a Colchester United player for the rest of the season.

Hewitt has only just signed a one-month extension to his current deal with the League One U’s, from Town.

And speaking at today’s press conference, Town boss McCarthy said: “He’s there (at Colchester), really, until the end of the season.

“We’ve got a 24-hour recall on him, but he’s got Chambo (Luke Chambers) in front of him, Jonny Parr in front of him and it’s unlikely we’ll call him back unless we have a real problem.

“I hope he can help Colchester,” added McCarthy.


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Hewitt, 20, has so far made 16 senior appearances for the U’s, both as a right-back and a right-winger.

On Hewitt’s long-term future at Portman Road, McCarthy said: “We have an option (for an extra year) on him.

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“If we want to keep him, we can keep him.”

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