Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert wants to utilise the younger players of his squad next season.

The Scotsman also wants to reduce his squad size for next term as he prepares for life in League One.

The Tractor Boys have so far signed goalkeeper Tomas Holy from Gillingham and James Norwood from Tranmere Rovers in this transfer window.

Ipswich are aiming for an immediate promotion back to the Championship but won’t spend big money this summer.

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Lambert has said, as per TWTD: “We’ve got 23/24 players at the minutes, and we can only have 18, so we might try and bring someone else in to help. But if you keep bringing people in then it stops the progression of the young ones coming through, so it doesn’t make sense, you may as well scrap the academy if you’re not going to utilise it.”

Asked whether he was looking to bring in a lot of new signings this summer the former Norwich City and Aston Villa manager said: “Not necessarily, no. If I can try and bring someone else in then great to do it, but it won’t alter anything. I don’t need one to go for one to come in, so if it’s someone I think can make us better then I can look at it. “

“I know what to expect, and I know exactly what’s coming. I know most of the guys now because I’ve worked with them for six or seven months, one or two aren’t here due to internationals and play-offs, but we’re looking forward to it, and we’ll be ready.”


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