Defender rewarded for pre-season form by penning a two-year professional contract with the Blues
Josh Emmanuel has spoken of his delight after he signed a two-year professional contract with Town today, with the option of a further 12 month stay.
The right-back will now remain at Portman Road on professional terms until 2017, after impressing boss Mick McCarthy throughout pre-season.
“I’m delighted to sign the contract and it’s up to me to keep working hard going forward now,” the teenager told the official Club website.
“The manager and TC have been great with me and have given me an opportunity in pre-season. I feel part of the squad now but I know I’ve still got a lot of work ahead of me.
“I’m very happy to be signing as this is a family Club and I feel very settled here. I’m looking forward to working hard every day over the next two years now.
“We’ve got a big game against Brentford on Saturday and all the lads are ready to go. Training has been lively this week and I think we are looking good.”
Josh, who joined the Town Academy from West Ham, has featured heavily for the first-team in pre-season and was rewarded by being handed the number 29 shirt for the upcoming season.
The defender also started the final friendly of the summer against FC Utrecht, playing at right-back with Town being held to a 1-1 draw by the Dutch side.
An exclusive interview with the teenager is now available to view on Ipswich Player HD.