Focus on homegrown development sees another young Blue pledge future to Club
Andre Dozzell has become the latest homegrown Blue to sign a new long term contract.
The 21-year-old midfielder has agreed a deal that will keep him at Portman Road until the summer of 2024.
Andre joins fellow Academy graduates Luke Woolfenden, Brett McGavin and Armando Dobra in committing their futures to the Club over recent months, with Flynn Downes and Jack Lankester also contracted for a further two years.
Town owner Marcus Evans has reiterated the importance of developing homegrown players through the Academy and giving them the opportunity and time to develop into regular first-team players as part of the Club's blueprint and Andre acknowledges that is one of the key factors in him signing a new deal.
“I’ve been here since I was a kid and have grown up with Woolfy and Flynn and it’s great that we are all playing in the first-team now,” the England U20 international, who was in the last year of his contract at Town, told iFollow Ipswich.
“The owner has made it clear how important it is for the future of the Club that the young players get an opportunity here and that’s a big factor for me. I’m getting a good run in the team. I’m playing a lot of games and enjoying it.
“Obviously I’m delighted with the new contract and now I just want to help the team kick on and get the Club promoted back to the Championship. That’s the number one aim for all of us this season.”
You can see the full interview with Andre on iFollow Ipswich.