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19 January 2016

Midfielder, Luke Hyam was proud to have captained Town for the first time, but admits to a feeling of disappointment after being knocked out of the FA Cup

Luke Hyam admits to having mixed emotions despite captaining his boyhood side for the first time as Town were knocked out of the FA Cup to Portsmouth.

The midfielder was one of 11 changes made by Mick McCarthy to the side which drew with Preston on Saturday, but couldn’t help the Blues to a positive result as they were defeated 2-1 at Fratton Park.

“It was a bit of a dream for me to walk out as captain; it’s an honour,” he told Ipswich Player HD.

“I’ve always wanted to captain this team since a young age so I was really pleased to do that. We had the team meeting before the game and the gaffer told me I was going to be the skipper, so it put a smile on my face.

“Obviously the result is the most important thing, though, so it’s disappointing but on a personal note it was nice to be captain.

“Full credit to Portsmouth. They played really well and they’re a great footballing team that has a great chance at promotion this season.

“The lads gave it a good effort. After the break we stuck together, pushed on, Ainsley got the goal, and we had a couple of chances but the result is hard to take. We’ll learn from this experience and take it into Saturday to hopefully get three points.”


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