‘I want to hit the ground running’ - Lankester raring to go for Town’s promotion bid
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Jack Lankester is hoping to ‘hit the ground running’ when Ipswich Town return to pre-season in preparation for their League One promotion bid.
The teenager burst onto the scene this season after signing his first professional deal last August, but has not played since the middle of January after suffered a stress fracture in his back.
But his recovery is going well, with the Bury St Edmunds-born forward hoping to be at full strength when the club return to training at the end of June.
“The recovery is going well and I have my final scan next week,” he said.
“I’ll be honest when I picked up the injury I didn’t expect to be out this long, but in the long term it will serve me well.
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“My aim now is to get my fitness back up to what it was before, and make sure I am raring to go for the start of pre-season. I want to hit the ground running.
“It will be an important summer for me, and for everyone at the club, but I want to make sure I am all set for what I hope can be a big campaign.”
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Lankester made 11 appearances during his debut season, with his one goal coming against Millwall.