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TEDDY BISHOP EXTENDS TOWN CONTRACT

20 February 2015

Talented midfielder extends Portman Road deal until 2018 whilst Kundai Benyu has also put pen to paper

Mick McCarthy has tipped Teddy Bishop to go on and be a top class player after the midfielder signed a new contract at Portman Road this afternoon.

The 18-year-old midfielder has put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at the Club until the summer of 2018, with a year extension on top.



“It’s great news. I’m delighted for the Bish and for the Club,” the Town boss told the Club website.

“He is going to play in the Premier League, no doubt about that. Let’s hope it’s with us. He wants it to be with us and hopefully it will be next year. We’ve still got a chance.

“Whatever happens, he will play there because he’s that good. This is no false dawn. I’m not looking through rose-tinted glasses. He can be top class.

“We are still nursing him through games because of the physical side of the Championship but in terms of what he does on the pitch, he has been great.

“Aitor Karanka, the Middlesbrough manager, got it right when he said he shone like a beacon against them.”



Teddy himself expressed his delight at extending his stay at Portman Road after a more than impressive start to his Town career.

"I'm delighted to get the new contract and I'm glad to have got everything signed," added the midfielder.

"The season has gone really well so far- for both me and Ipswich- and hopefully we can keep pushing on.

Meanwhile Academy graduate Kundai Benyu has signed a first professional contract that takes him up to 2017.

“We are getting a few through the Academy now so that’s good news,” added Mick.



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