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2 September 2015

Defender targets Town first-team after Pompey loan

• Defender signs new deal with year option on top 
• Benefits from Portsmouth loan
• Played seven times for Pompey this season

Matt Clarke has signed a new contract that will keep him at Portman Road until at least the summer of 2017.

The 18-year-old defender - who is currently on loan at Portsmouth until January - put pen to paper on the deal this morning, which also includes the option of an additional 12 months. 

“I’m obviously delighted and I guess it’s reward for the progress I have made this season,” Matt, whose previous deal was until 2016, told the Club website. 

“The manager wanted me to go out and play games and that is what I have done at Portsmouth and I’m really enjoying it. 

“I’m looking to improve as a player and playing games week in, week out is going to help me do that. 

“Playing for Portsmouth has been great for me but I see my future at Ipswich. My goal is to get to a standard where the gaffer feels he can put me in his team here.” 

Matt has made seven appearances for Portsmouth so far this season.

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