Town boss admits the opportunity is there for players to break into his squad for next season although is looking at targets
Town boss Mick McCarthy has told Ipswich Player he is looking at targets for next season but is also hoping for one or two of his current squad to step forward, admitting that the opportunity is there.
The manager believes there are a number of good young players at the Club who could step up to the first-team picture next season, after seeing the emergence of Teddy Bishop and Matt Clarke this term, as well as wingers Alex Henshall and Cameron Stewart who struggled to break into the side.
“We’ve got some good young players here, the likes of Kundai Benyu and Adam McDonnell who we signed from Shelbourne,” said the boss in an exclusive interview with Ipswich Player.
“Obviously Teddy has broken through in the middle of the park and done superbly well and there’s a few others that are progressing well too.
“Players like Alex Henshall and Cameron Stewart should have been pushing the likes of Tabby, Ando and Hunty more last season.
“They should have been in my squad more regularly but let me tell you, Alex in particular has shown a great attitude.
“He’s come back from being put in the U21 squad and training with them and done very well, I’ve been pleased with him.
“I’ve spoken with Alex and he’s of the mindset to come back, hit the ground running and have a good go at it again next season.
“Perhaps he could see that, as a young man, this opportunity was ebbing away and he wants to take it. He should be in my squad and Cameron is the same.
“The opportunity is there for them and it’s down to the players. They get all the help, information and assistance from the coaching staff, it’s up to them to take it.”
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