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8 July 2019

Young Blue expecting early tests but looking forward to regular season

Jack Lankester said he can't wait for the regular campaign to begin after being sidelined for almost five months with a back injury before returning for pre-season.

The 19-year-old foward is on the tour of Germany with Blues, and completed 45 minutes against SC Paderborn 07 on Saturday - his first taste of action since 19 January.

"It's a great feeling being back out there with the boys and I can't wait for the season to start," Jack told iFollow Ipswich.

"As much as I'm just looking forward to playing properly again, I also want to play my part because the first few games of our season are vital - we have to hit the ground running.

"It's not an easy first game away to Burton and then hosting Sunderland a week later, who are another massive club in the division, will also be difficult.

"But if we can prove ourselves against those two sides then I think it sets us up really well for the campaign."

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