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Reece Wabara to return to Manchester City

PUBLISHED: 11:06 30 December 2011 | UPDATED: 12:03 30 December 2011

Reece Wabara in action against Doncaster Rovers

Reece Wabara in action against Doncaster Rovers


PAUL Jewell has confirmed he will not be looking to extend Reece Wabara’s loan deal at Portman Road.

The promising Manchester City right-back has failed to break into Jewell’s starting line-up and the Town boss believes it has been a big learning curve for the 20-year-old.

Wabara has been on the bench five times, starting just once against Doncaster Rovers, and it will be interesting to see if he figures against Reading tomorrow.

Jewell admitted: “Saturday is his last game and then he’ll be going back to City. He’s been a bit unfortunate really, it’s difficult when a young lad comes into a struggling team. He came on against Millwall and started against Doncaster and din’t play as well as he’d like to.

“He’s actually done quite well during the last couple of weeks of training. He’ll have his own views on it, but it’s probably been an eye-opener on what first team football is like.”

Jewell believes Wabara’s short time in Suffolk will benefit him in the long run, but a second loan spell looks unlikely for both player and club.

The manager said: “I always think it does these youngsters at the top clubs the world of good to come out and see what’s it’s like.

“Sometimes players in academies can get cocooned. All of a sudden they are 22, 23 and they find they’ve been with a club since they were 14 and have only got something like six appearances to their name.

“I think it will benefit him in the long-run to have seen how difficult it is at a Championship club.”

But there was seemingly better news for the young defender after he tweeted yesterday that he had been named in the provisional squad for Team GB in next summer’s Olympics.

And speaking on Twitter this morning, he said: “Last day and game for ipswich. Hopefully get 3 points and leave on a high.”

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says winger Danny Rowe needs to get fitter if he is to feature more for the first team.

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In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we feature wins over Leicester City and Manchester United among others.

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.

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