Danny's the man

JUST when one player finally convinces the doubters that he sees his future with Ipswich Town another goes and gets Premier League scouts all excited.

Elvin King

JUST when one player finally convinces the doubters that he sees his future with Ipswich Town another goes and gets Premier League scouts all excited.

Jon Walters returned to the Ipswich Town first team to give his usual effervescent display in the 4-1 Carling Cup annihilation of League One Leyton Orient at Portman Road last night.

He proved that he means to go nowhere.

But what about man of the match Danny Haynes?

The fleet-footed youngster tore the Londoners apart with two goals and a captivating all-round display.

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Already pencilled into the notepads of several top flight scouts, Haynes' name will have risen near the top of some after last night's display.

If Haynes can harness some consistency to his blistering pace he would become a highly sought-after commodity.

It is pace that frightens defenders, pace that turns games and pace that provides the goals that wins trophies.

Teetotaller Haynes is a professional footballer who has blossomed thanks to his dedication and the great work of the Town coaches.

Like all pros he wants to reach the top of his profession, and make no mistake he would love to play in the Premier League - sooner rather than later.

His talent is still raw, but this will not stop a bid with the future in mind - and many more displays like this and the 20-year-old could be on his way.

“It is great to see Jon Walters back and we don't want to lose any of our better players,” said Haynes.

And when asked about his future he said: “I want to play for Ipswich Town, and help them get into the Premier League.“

He is genuine, but every player has his price and Blues boss Jim Magilton could have a knock or two on his door before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

“We took our chances last night and once I scored two and wanted a hat-trick,” added Haynes.

“I didn't think my first goal was going to go in.

“I was one of the three players kept in the side, and this made me more determined to do well. I want to start every game, so when I do I have to make the most of it.”

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