Play games is the key thing for now says Mick as he welcomes back the 'old' Hyam
Mick McCarthy emphasised the importance of Luke Hyam playing regular football as the midfielder looks to his future.
The Academy graduate, who is back playing again after 18 months out through injury, is one of a number of first-team players out of contract at the end of this season. Teddy Bishop is another.
“They are not out of contract from the Club’s end. The Club has an option on them so it’s up to Marcus [Evans, owner], the Club, with my advice as manager, to make that decision,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.
“Teddy, if fit, is an awesome player. Luke showed his worth against Cardiff on Wednesday, coming back after 18 months and playing so well.
“After the game I said in front of everyone in the dressing-room that I thought we played well, was disappointed with the result obviously but the thing that pleased me more than anything was Luke getting through 90 minutes and getting back to the old Luke Hyam.
“Now he just has to play games. It’s hard for a Club to decide on a contract when a player has been out for 18 months. I’m sure Luke would like it sorted as soon as possible but play games first and the rest will take care of itself.”
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