Ipswich Town midfielder Flynn Downes says he is already looking forward to next season, following a mixed 2020/21 campaign for the club, and himself.
It has been something of a frustrating campaign for Downes from an individual perspective, with a number of injury issues restricting him to just 24 league appearances across the course of the season.
The club themselves have also been left disappointed on the whole, with the Tractor Boys falling short in their push for a place in the League One play-offs, and manager Paul Cook has not hidden his frustration with some of his comments about the side since his appointment.
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But despite that, it seems as though Downes is at least remaining positive about the future at Portman Road, despite that recent disappointment.
Taking to Instagram to give his reflections on the past few months, Downes simply admitted that the 2020/21 campaign has been one of “ups and downs”, but insisted that he is looking forward to the new season.
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With 99 Ipswich appearances to his name so far, Downes will be looking to move well past a century of games for the club next season, in what will be the final year of his current contract with the club.
I can understand why Downes may feel there are reasons to be positive for Ipswich going into next season.
With a number of players on their way out of the club, it could be a busy summer of recruitment for Ipswich, as they now look to strengthen their squad for the new campaign.
That is something they will hope can put them in a position to push for promotion in 2021/22, and in Cook, they have a manager who has a proven track record of helping clubs to achieve exactly that.
From an individual perspective as well, Downes will be hoping to enjoy a better season with more regular game time, having seemingly got past those injury problems in the final few weeks of the season just gone.