Mick McCarthy knows fans give Ipswich Town youngsters Myles Kenlock and Josh Emmanuel extra latitude

Ipswich Town left-back Myles Kenlock. Photo: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town left-back Myles Kenlock. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says the progress made by young full-backs Myles Kenlock and Josh Emmanuel have been a positive in a disappointing season.

Josh Emmanuel skips over a challenge at Rotherham. Photo: PAGEPIX

Josh Emmanuel skips over a challenge at Rotherham. Photo: PAGEPIX

Left-back Kenlock, 20, has made 14 starts and two substitute appearances in his breakthrough campaign, while right-back Emmanuel, 19, has made 13 starts and three sub appearances.

“I think they’ve done well,” said McCarthy. “Myles in particular over the last few games after we lost Jonas (Knudsen to a shoulder injury). He’s been excellent.”

Kenlock gave away a penalty at Burton and Emmanuel conceded a spot-kick at Rotherham.

“I don’t think our fans give our young players any grief or aggravation,” said McCarthy. “I’d like to think they give them extra latitude because they’re inexperienced and they will make mistakes.

“Every club likes to have their own young players – our fans especially.”

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