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WITHIN four years Ip­swich Town will look to have at least 50 per cent of their first team squad made up of acad­emy prod­ucts.

It’s an am­bi­tious tar­get but one that acad­emy di­rec­tor, Bryan Klug, be­lieves is vi­tal to en­sure the club can go for­ward suc­cess­fully, es­pe­cially un­der the new Fi­nan­cial Fair Play rules.

Tommy Wright and Luke Hyam are the only cur­rent first-team reg­u­lars to come through the ranks at Port­man Road and Klug said:“The best team in the world, Barcelona, are based on home-grown play­ers.

“We’ve done it in the past and with Fi­nan­cial Fair Play it is the way for­ward for football.”

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