Haynes to return next week
FORGOTTEN man Danny Haynes will be given a chance to rescue Ipswich from their current form slump.Town boss Jim Magilton confirmed today that the teenage striker will be back at Portman Road next week.
By Mel Henderson
FORGOTTEN man Danny Haynes will be given a chance to rescue Ipswich from their current form slump.
Town boss Jim Magilton confirmed today that the teenage striker will be back at Portman Road next week.
Haynes' one-month loan spell at Millwall ends with Sunday's trip to face Swansea, when he will be hoping to make it five games without being on a losing Lions' side.
Magilton has blocked the South London club's attempt to keep Haynes for a second month and explained: “Danny will definitely be coming back here.
“That was always the intention as far as I am concerned and I hope he comes back hungry for regular first team football with us.”
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Haynes' confidence should be sky-high after helping to transform Millwall's fortunes during his brief stint at The Den.
Their haul of ten points from the four games in which Haynes has featured so far has lifted them off the bottom of League One.
He has also netted twice in that time and Magilton is adamant that there is no way the 18-year-old is going to prolong his stay in the capital.
The Town boss added: “The loan deal was done for pure football reasons. Millwall needed a bit of help and Danny was getting a bit stale here because he wasn't getting enough games.
“I have had people watching him over the past few weeks and the reports are encouraging. We are looking forward to seeing him back here again next week.
“I'm told he has become a bit of a folk hero down at Millwall, which is good for both parties. Danny's from that area and was anxious to do well for them.
“But he's still very much an Ipswich player. I said when he went off to Millwall that he still had a big part to play here and that remains the case.”
Ex-Charlton academy scholar Haynes burst on to the first team scene under previous boss Joe Royle and he has scored three goals in 24 appearances for Ipswich, only a third of which were starts.
But he only had four senior outings this season, three of them as a substitute, before Magilton sanctioned his loan switch to Millwall.