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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’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

ANDY WARREN spoke to new Ipswich Town first-team coach Matt Gill about his time at Norwich and his start to life under Paul Lambert at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town trio Andre Dozzell, Flynn Downes and Trevoh Chalobah could have the chance to impress the club’s new management when England’s Under-20s take on Germany in Colchester tonight (7pm ko).

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we remember when Danny Haynes scored twice against Norwich as Town win the East Anglian derby

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says winger Danny Rowe needs to get fitter if he is to feature more for the first team.

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Sir Alf Ramsey was one of Ipswich Town and England’s greatest-ever managers. Some would say he WAS the greatest. Few reporters had the access to Sir Alf as former EADT/Ipswich Star and Green’Un editor TONY GARNETT enjoyed. Here are some of his memories

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

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