Ipswich midfielder Luke Hyam in line for new deal

HITC Sport understands the Ipswich midfielder is in line for a new deal.

Ipswich Town are ready to hand midfielder Luke Hyam a new deal to keep him at Portman Road, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Hyam has battled back from almost 11 months out of action with serious knee injuries to establish himself back in Mick McCarthy's first-team plans.

The 24-year-old missed the second half of last season with a knee injury and he looked on course to return to action at the start of this season before suffering a new knee blow in pre-season.

Hyam went out on loan to Rotherham in November to gain some match fitness under his belt and he made five appearances for the Millers before being recalled back early from his loan in December to bolster Ipswich's midfield options.

The talented midfielder has made seven appearances for Ipswich since returning to the fold at Portman Road, including captaining the side in the FA Cup against Portsmouth.

McCarthy is a huge fan of Hyam and he is determined to keep hold of the midfielder, who has come through the ranks at Portman Road.

Hyam's is in the final six months of his current deal and although Ipswich do hold an option in his contract the club are ready to open talks over a longer term deal with the midfielder proving he is over his injury problems.

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