Date: 12th February 2015 at 8:52pm
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Youngster Jack Powell has talked about the highs and lows of a young player as they make their breakthrough into the first team.

Having made his debut in the Capital One Cup win over Wycombe Wanderers back in August, then being involved in four games in total, Powell then found himself back out of the team, playing only one half in the five one defeat to Middlesbrough in December.

Since then he’s been working hard on the training ground and has spent six odd weeks trying to work his way back into manager Ian Holloway’s plans.

Speaking to the South London Press about the experience, he explained.

‘I suppose that is what happens when you are a young player. The results had not been going our way and the manager has been picking experience to try and turn things around. I thought I did well in some games, but there were certain times when I could have done better and I did not really show what I can do. I was pleased to be involved again (Ipswich).’

Powell goes on to say that the seniors at the club have been great with him, they keep encouraging him in training, telling him to keep his head up and explaining this is what happens when you make your way into the first team as a youngster. You have to make it make you stronger, focus more in training and be motivated to win that chance and then take it when it comes again.

‘I have to learn to be effective in all sorts of different ways against different sides and then I might get more of a chance. I do have to adapt my game to suit what the manager needs. I have hopefully showed the good side of my game, getting the ball down and passing it, but I want to improve in other areas.’

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