Six youngsters get Ipswich Town deals

Luke Hyam

Hyam has featured 13 times this season for Ipswich

Ipswich Town have handed new contracts to six of the club's youngsters.

Luke Hyam, Ronan Murray and Troy Brown have 12-month deals while Jack Ainsley, Tom Eastman and Conor Hourihane have committed for six months.

Only 20-year-old Irishman Hourihane has failed to feature for the first team this season.

"The problem with the younger players is that I have not seen anything of them in game situations," boss Paul Jewell told the club website.

"For the lads on the shorter deals, I want them to come back in pre-season hungry to show what they can do and hopefully win a longer contract."