Speaking to the club’s official website, young striker Ben Folami has said that he is determined to make his way into Paul Lambert’s first-team plans at Ipswich Town having made his return to football after a long spell on the sidelines.

Ipswich Town’s Australian youth international striker Ben Folami has completed his long-awaited return from injury, playing for the club’s Under-23s in a loss to Nottingham Forest earlier this week. The 20-year-old has been out of action for eight months having ruptured his achilles tendon.

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Now, speaking to the club website upon his return, Folami has said that he is pleased to have made his return and will now be hoping to get back into the first-team as soon as possible. The striker said:

“I didn’t expect to play that long because I didn’t think I’d last that long, to be honest. I got through it with no problems and I’m really pleased. Touch wood that will be it for injuries for a while.

“There has been no reaction to playing on Monday and I’m all good to go now. I’ve obviously got to build my fitness levels up; look to get my sharpness back and then push on from there.

“It was great to be involved in the first team back then and obviously I want to get back to that level. It’s down to me to impress the gaffer and take my chance if it comes along.”

Prior to suffering his injury, Folami has played five times for the Tractor Boys’ senior team, starting in two games along the way.

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