Luke Hyam signs new two-year deal with Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Luke Hyam has a signed a new two-year deal with Ipswich Town.

The 24-year-old midfielder had been due to enter the final year of his contract, but has put pen-to-paper on an extended deal which will run until the summer of 2018 – the club holding the option of an additional year on top of that.

A former Northgate High School pupil and graduate of the Playford Road academy, Hyam has become a regular starter under Mick McCarthy and recovered from a long-term knee injury to make 16 appearances this season.

Since being handed his debut by Roy Keane in 2010 he has made 111 starts and 17 substitute appearances for his hometown club.

Defender Tommy Smith is now the only key player at the club heading into the final year of his contract. He said recently that he wanted to start discussions about a new deal.

Mick McCarthy has confirmed that Jay Tabb, Larsen Toure and Luke Varney will all be released this summer, while Josh Yorwerth, Cameron Stewart and Piotr Malarczyk are all available for transfer.

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