Colchester United loanee Elliott Hewitt keen to land new Ipswich Town deal

Elliott Hewitt is brought down at Scunthorpe during the first half

Elliott Hewitt is brought down at Scunthorpe during the first half

Elliott Hewitt is enjoying his stay at Colchester United, but the young loan defender would like to see his long-term future at parent club, Ipswich Town.

The 20-year-old joined Town from Macclesfield in 2012 but has been a peripheral first-team figure at Portman Road ever since, and spent time on loan at Gillingham last season.

His three-year deal expires in the summer and the Welsh under-21 international is keen to remain in Suffolk with Mick McCarthy’s team.

“I am happy to be here, it’s a top league and I have settled in well,” said Hewitt.

“I have spoken to Tony Humes and maybe I can extend my stay, I have got to see what Ipswich say, but you always want to play at the highest level possible.”

He added: “I am playing right-back mainly, I have done alright, it could have been better, but the team has done really well.

“Ipswich are my parent club and I have got to impress both the manager here and at Ipswich. Hopefully I can do that and push on and get a new contract at the end of the season.

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“I started the season OK (in the Ipswich side), but then the lads went on a seven or eight game unbeaten run when I was not in the team, so I couldn’t complain.”

Hewitt could line up against another out-of-favour Town right-back, Freddie Veseli, when Colchester host League One rivals Port Vale tomorrow.

“I am good mates with Freddie, I used to live with him when he came here, but he will be on the other side on Saturday, so I will stay away from him I think.”

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