IPSWICH PUT FAITH IN YOUTH
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.”