Bruce happy for Colback to stay with Blues

Jack Colback has been given the green light by his Sunderland manager Steve Bruce to extend his loan stay with the Blues.Unless the Black Cats suffer a spate of injuries the 20-year-old is set to have his current deal that ends next month extended.

Jack Colback has been given the green light by his Sunderland manager Steve Bruce to extend his loan stay with the Blues.

Unless the Black Cats suffer a spate of injuries the 20-year-old is set to have his current deal that ends next month extended.

He enjoyed an exceptional game in midfield in Town's 3-1 home victory over Blackpool nine days ago and was expected to start the weekend game at Scunthorpe that was frozen off.

Colback has already voiced his approval to see the season out with Ipswich as they look to move up the table after their worst start to any campaign.

Bruce, who now has key midfielder Lee Cattermole back in action, opened the door for a longer Colback stay in Suffolk when he said: “At the moment I'm not looking to bring Jack back”

And talking about Colback and striker Martyn Waghorn, who is doing well on loan at Leicester City, Bruce added:

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“I'm delighted how both are doing.

“I felt this could benefit them and so its proved. I will look again at the situation in the New Year.

“Having a small squad I'm delighted to know I have others I can call on. But at the moment I have no plans to do that unless we suffer a serious injury situation.

“Both are having great times and both are developing and getting games, which is in their interest

“I'm having them watched regularly.”

Both Colback and Waghorn were members of the Sunderland side that reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup last season.

They have big futures earmarked at the Stadium of Light, but look like being allowed to continue their footballing education in the Championship for the rest of this term.

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