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Ipswich Town youngsters Ben Morris and Bailey Clements sign new contracts to remain at Portman Road

Youngsters Ben Morris and Bailey Clements have both put pen to paper on new one-year deals at Ipswich Town.

The duo, who were due to be out of contract at Portman Road later this summer, also have the option of an extra 12 months within their fresh terms.

It has been a frustrating couple of years for Colne Engaine-raised Morris, with the striker having been sidelined by two cruciate knee ligament injuries.

Ben Morris pictured singing a contract at Ipswich Town in 2019. Picture: ITFC
Ben Morris pictured singing a contract at Ipswich Town in 2019. Picture: ITFC

However, the 21-year-old forward has now completed his rehabilitation and is ready to push for inclusion in manager Paul Cook's first-team squad.

“I've had a tough two years with the injuries so I'm really happy to have this opportunity," Morris told the club's website.

“I'm back from injury now and I'm ready to go in pre-season. My return date pretty much coincided with the end of last season, so I couldn't train with the lads but it gave me more time to prepare.

“It's a chance for me to prove myself again and I want to be involved and play games. I just want to play football, that's it."

Meanwhile, defender Clements has risen through the ranks at Ipswich, making his senior debut in August 2019.

Like Morris he has suffered with injuries of late, but he recently returned to help the Under-23s finish second in the Professional Development League South Division.

Ipswich also confirmed that youngsters Fraser Alexander, Antoni Bort, Harley Curtis, Alfie Cutbush and Brooklyn Kabongolo have all signed their first professional contracts with the club. Each deal runs for a year, with the club having the option to extend by a further 12 months.

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