"I have to appreciate how far I've come but I also want to keep my head down and keep working hard"
Elkan Baggott is hoping his league debut for Town is just around the corner after signing his first professional contract at the Club.
The 18-year-old defender committed to Blues until 2023, and is now wanting to kick on for the remainder of the season.
"I'm delighted and I want to thank the coaches, my family, my friends and my parents for helping me get this far," he told iFollow Ipswich.
"My parents have supported me through everything, and I want to thank the coaches at the Club for everything they have done. They've dedicated so much time to helping me develop, and I'm very grateful for that.
"I'm looking forward to building on this. I have some goals and targets in mind for the remainder of the season.
"I was delighted to make my debut for the Club back in October [against Gillingham, Papa John's Trophy] I have to appreciate how far I've come but I also want to keep my head down and keep working hard.
"In terms of the first-team I'd like to make my league debut. I'd like that to be by the end of the season and I hope I can continue to be in and around the senior squad."
See the full interview with Elkan on iFollow Ipswich.