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Are Ipswich Town right to release Luke Hyam?

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:00 08 May 2018

Luke Hyam has revealed he's leaving Ipswich Town. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Luke Hyam has revealed he's leaving Ipswich Town. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Homegrown midfielder Luke Hyam has revealed that he’s leaving Ipswich Town.

The combative academy product, 26, took to Instagram to share the news.

He wrote: “My time at Ipswich Town has come to an end. After 15 years, I want to say a massive thanks to all the players and staff, past and present who have been part of my journey.

“I’ve been very fortunate and privileged to play for the team I supported as a child and to achieve all my goals I set out over the years.

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“I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my career. I wish all the boys the very best for the following season.”

Hyam, a former pupil at Northgate High School in Ipswich, was out of contract in the summer and it seems the Blues have decided not to take up their option of keeping him on for another year.

While popular with many fans due to his all-action, industrious style of play, he has struggled with injuries in recent seasons and was sent on loan to Rotherham back in the 2015/16 campaign.

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All told, he made 118 starts and 28 substitute appearances for his beloved Blues, scoring three goals.

But what do you think? Have Town made the right decision by releasing him, or is Hyam exactly the sort of homegrown player that the Blues should be keeping and building around?

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

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