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James Norwood reacts as Ipswich Town confirm player departures

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Ipswich Town have recently confirmed that both Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse will leave the club in the summer, when their contracts reach a conclusion. 

Chambers has been with the club since 2012, and has gone on to make 396 appearances in total for the Tractor Boys, with 39 of those coming in this year’s campaign in League One.

Whilst Skuse has found game time with the club’s first-team hard to come by this term, with the experienced midfielder making just four appearances in the 2020/21 season for Ipswich Town.

They’ve both played for the club for a number of years, but the Tractor Boys seemingly don’t see them as part of their plans moving forward into the 2021/22 campaign.

Ipswich missed out on a top-six finish in League One this term, as they finished ninth in the third-tier standings, which was frustrating for the Portman Road faithful to witness.

Ipswich Town forward James Norwood took to Instagram to issue high-praise for Chambers and Skuse, and labelled it as a pleasure to play alongside them for the League One side.

Norwood has been with the club since 2019, and made 29 appearances for Paul Cook’s side this term, chipping in with ten goals along the way.

He’ll be hoping he can play an important role in their bid for a top-six finish in next year’s campaign, which gets back under way later this year.

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The Verdict: 

They’ve both been fantastic servants to the club over the years.

Chambers and Skuse have been with the club for a considerable amount of time now, and they’ve performed well for the Tractor Boys in some difficult seasons recently.

I’m not surprised to see Skuse depart in the summer, as he’s rarely featured for the club’s first-team this term, which is understandable as Paul Cook has stronger options available to him in a similar position.

Whereas I am slightly surprised that Chambers didn’t take up a role within the club, having captained them for a number of years whilst in the Championship and League One.

It’s good to see Norwood wishing the pair well in their future endeavours, and they could be solid additions for teams in the EFL in the future.


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