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18 July 2019

Kenlock salutes youth development at Town after signing new deal

Myles Kenlock has praised the Club’s Academy for believing in him and giving him the platform to play first-team football.

The 22-year-old defender became a regular in Paul Lambert's side over the second half of last season and has been rewarded with his progress with a new contract that will keep him at the Club until the summer of 2022.

Myles was released by Crystal Palace as a youngster and stopped playing football for a while before catching the eye of Town’s Academy coaches on trial.

“The Academy has been a huge help to me,” Myles told the Club website.

“They have looked after me since I was 16 and have always helped me in any way they can. They gave me a pathway into the first-team. 

“It is good to see quite a few of the faces I trained with when I first moved to Ipswich in the senior squad now.

“It shows the Club’s hard work on the Academy isn’t going to waste. It’s also nice for me personally because I look to guys like Josh [Emmanuel], Doz [Andre Dozzell] and Flynn [Downes] as my brothers.

“We’ve had years of friendship and know each other really well off the pitch and I think that helps us on the pitch.”

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