Leicester City loanee Tom Lawrence says there is more to come from him in an Ipswich Town shirt

Tom Lawrence celebrates his goal against Sheffield Wednesday. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Tom Lawrence celebrates his goal against Sheffield Wednesday. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Flying winger Tom Lawrence says there is more to come from him following an impressive start to life with Ipswich Town.

The 21-year-old Leicester City loanee capped a string of eye-catching performances with a sublime solo goal in the 2-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday prior to last weekend’s international break.

Equally effective in the No.10 role or down the left, his direct running, wicked set-piece deliveries and feisty off-the-ball play have provided the Blues with a different dimension.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s televised Championship clash with Nottingham Forest at Portman Road (5.30pm, Sky Sports), and fresh from earning a fifth cap for Wales, he said: “I’m happy with my form, but I’d like to think there is more to come. Scoring that goal at Sheffield Wednesday was massive for me and for the team.

“I got a few Tweets and messages about the goal and I’ve watched it back a few times. I’ve always been comfortable on the ball and driving at defences and that’s what the gaffer wants me to do here.


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“I’d love to score a few more goals, starting on Saturday, but I want to get as many assists as I can too because they are just as important.”

Lawrence revealed he has had no contact from Leicester since arriving at Portman Road but, with 18 months left on his deal with the Premier League champions, remained coy about his long-term future.

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McCarthy said: “There’s nothing in place (beyond the season-long loan). I really like Tom and if I could sign him I’d do that tomorrow, but that’s a long way out of my hands.

“First and foremost it’s what Leicester think, because he’s under contract with them, then it’s what Tom thinks, whether he’d like to come, then it would be down to whether we could afford him.”

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