'He is a very talented footballer and he has the opportunity now to stay fit and play games'
Paul Lambert wants Teddy Bishop to start making a real impact at Portman Road again.
The 22-year-old midfielder caught the eye when he made his breakthrough into the first-team in the 2014/15 season but his progress has been hindered by a series of injuries since then.
A second-half substitute appearance in the defeat by West Brom on Friday was his first Championship game since rupturing his hamstring 11 months ago and Town boss Paul is challenging him to put in a claim for a regular place in the side.
“It was one of the positives from the West Brom game to see Teddy out there in the middle of the park,” says Paul in his column in tonight’s matchday programme.
“He has missed a lot of football over the last few years and realises that himself. He is a very talented footballer and he has the opportunity now to stay fit and play games.
“Teddy has to leave potential at the door now. He’s getting older and has to start making an impact.”