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LOAN BENEFITS FOR LUKE

4 February 2016

Rotherham spell has seen midfielder return better for it - on and off the pitch

Luke Hyam says he returned from his loan spell at Rotherham feeling ‘like a footballer’ and is now more confident - on and off the pitch.

The midfielder spent a month on loan at the New York Stadium before Christmas as he stepped up his recovery from a knee injury that had kept him on the sidelines for 11 months. 

The Academy graduate, who made his first League start at Portman Road this season in Tuesday’s win against Reading, told the Club website: “When you come through the Academy, you feel like a young player all the time. I have certainly felt that here.

“When you go to another club though, it makes you feel ‘like a footballer’. Rotherham did that for me. It helped me grow up in some ways, on and off the pitch. 

“It helped me a lot. It gave me a lot of life experiences, not just football. It has made me feel more confident in everything I do. I feel like I have come away from being a young player now. 

“It was the best thing I could have done. It did me the world of good, meeting new people, seeing how another club runs. It also made me appreciate what a big club Ipswich is as well.”

Luke is out of contract at the end of the season but Mick McCarthy has confirmed that the Club will take up the option of keeping him here for another 12 months and will be looking to add to that with a new offer.  


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