‘Terrific passer’ Hughes signs pro deal with Ipswich Town
PUBLISHED: 09:31 12 June 2020 | UPDATED: 09:32 12 June 2020
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Ipswich Town youngster Tommy Hughes will sign his first professional contract at the start of July.
The 19-year-old wide player has agreed a one-year deal, with Blues having the option of a 12 month extension next summer.
The homegrown youngster, who has progressed through the academy to become a regular in the Under 23s, has three first-team appearances to his name, having made his debut in the 4-0 win over Gillingham in the EFL Trophy in October.
Speaking following his debut, manager Paul Lambert said: “I put him in because he trained with us and he trained well, and I thought let’s go and see the kid play a bit of football,” Lambert said.
“He’s a terrific passer of the ball but don’t put any nonsense pressure on the kid, he’s only a kid, and he’s only been in briefly.
“He’s a mile from it, but he’s somebody I thought could make a little impact on the first team in that particular game.”
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