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8 May 2018

Luke ready for new challenge as his Town career comes to an end

Luke Hyam says he will leave Portman Road with a lot of good memories and will always remain a Town fan.

Blues have decided not to take up the option on the 26-year-old midfielder, who progressed through the Academy ranks to go on and play 146 first-team games for his hometown club.   

“It’s a bit surreal at the moment. I’ve been to the training ground and the Club to say goodbye to the staff. It’s not really sinking in at the moment,” Luke told iFollow Ipswich.

“I’ve been here since the age of 11 and the Club has been a big part of my life and I have so many great memories.

“My debut as an 18-year-old at Middlesbrough, getting thrown in there. The Norwich games, captaining the team at Portsmouth was a real highlight for me as well. There are many more.

“I’m a Town fan and to play for the club that you support is a dream for any player, not just me so I’m very privileged to have been able to do that.

“I wish the Club all the best for the future and I’ll always be a fan and look out for how well the team does.

“It’s an uncertain time for me at the moment. It’s the first time I’ve been in this situation but it’s an exciting time as well.

“It might be the right thing for me as well, with the age that I’m at now, to have a new challenge.

"Hopefully I can get something sorted as soon as possible. I’ve missed a lot of football because of my injuries but to me the most important thing now is to be playing games week in, week out."

Subscribers to iFollow Ipswich can watch the full interview with Luke this afternoon.   

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