Wickham signs new deal

Connor Wickham has signed a new long term contract that will keep him at Portman Road until 2013.

CONNOR Wickham has signed a new long term contract that will keep him at Portman Road until 2013.

The 17-year-old striker – who has been the subject of media speculation linking him with a host of Premier League clubs all season – put pen to paper on the deal this afternoon.

“I’ve been here since I was 12 years old and feel I’m at the right club to progress as a player,” said Wikcham.

“I’m enjoying my football at Ipswich Town and am looking forward to the future here and playing my part in helping the Club reach the Premier League.”


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Town boss Paul Jewell added: “Connor is a terrific prospect although we have to remember he’s still only 17.

“He’s got a lot of learning to do but he’s got a good attitude and has shown he wants to do that.

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“I’m looking forward to working with him and hopefully one day he will be playing in the Premier League – with Ipswich Town.”

Town Chief Executive Simon Clegg said: “We’re obviously delighted that Connor has committed himself to the Club by signing a long term contract.

“He’s viewed as a very good prospect by people at this Club - and in the game in general - and we are now confident that we will see him in an Ipswich Town shirt for many years to come.”

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