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The Kane Vincent-Young saga, in the eyes of U’s boss McGreal

PUBLISHED: 06:30 06 August 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 is unlikely to be a part of Colchester United boss John McGreal’s plans, after the 22-year-old failed to a sign a new contract just 24 hours before the season opener at Notts County.

Vincent-Young’s long-term future has been up in the air all summer, with the full-back resisting the temptation to sign a new deal with the U’s, on the advice of his agent.

The ex-Tottenham trainee embarked on a pre-season tour with Ipswich Town earlier in the summer, but that interest later waned, since when the Vincent-Young saga has rumbled on.

McGreal confirmed: “Kane hasn’t signed.

“It’s one where he and his representatives were close to signing yesterday (Friday). Kane was in the building ready to sign, but on the advice he has been given, he’s been told not to sign.

“So as far as we know at this time, he hasn’t signed a contract, and he was not registered to play this afternoon.

“The next best thing was to get players in who wanted to play, and you’ve seen that with the XI who were out there. I thought it was a fantastic performance.

“Kane potentially might not be figuring in my plans for the rest of the season, yes. It’s a shame, because you look at what Kane has done and how we have developed him into a player.

“I think Kane wants to sign, it’s just getting together with the representative and reaching a conclusion.

“It was a body blow, but I’ve had a few body blows over the last two years, with all the injuries.

“We had done a lot of work on our shape during the week, and then had to change it at midday after the registration time had passed.

“We changed the system of play at the last minute, with Kane obviously not signing.

“So credit to all the boys, to have not worked on that shape – obviously we have worked on it in pre-season – but with an important game like this we had to change it last minute on Friday, and they put in an unbelievable performance,” added McGreal.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has told owner Marcus Evans that he believes defender Jonas Knudsen is worthy of a new contract.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski discussed being left out of the team by former boss Paul Hurst, new coach Jimmy Walker and Lambert’s positive impact when he spoke to the media this afternoon.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of the Friday night clash with West Bromwich Albion, and discussed the importance of the club’s fans creating a rocking Portman Road atmosphere as they try to escape the drop zone.

Mick McCarthy is the early favourite for vacant Republic of Ireland job following the departure of both Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we look back to David Gregory scoring a hat-trick as Town progressed to the next round of the League Cup.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is impressed with what he’s seen of the Blues’ academy during his early weeks of his reign.

Titus Bramble says Ipswich Town duo Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes were stand-out performers at the recent England Under-20 camp.

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

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

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