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Now’s not the time to talk contracts, says Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

PUBLISHED: 17:21 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:17 29 September 2017

Keeper Bartosz Bialkowski is one of several Ipswich Town players in the final year of his contract. Photo: Steve Waller

Keeper Bartosz Bialkowski is one of several Ipswich Town players in the final year of his contract. Photo: Steve Waller

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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says now is not the time to talk contracts.

Blues owner Marcus Evans left it until the last minute to negotiate new terms with skipper Luke Chambers last season, with key men David McGoldrick, Bartosz Bialkowski, Cole Skuse and Jonas Knudsen now among those in the final year of their deals.

“Join the club,” quipped McCarthy, referring to the fact his own contract expires next summer (club has option to extend until 2020).

“It’s not all just as simple as that. We’ll deal with it when we need to deal with it.”

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With Town having won six of their opening nine Championship games ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Bristol City, the Blues boss added: “There is one sure fire way of upsetting the applecart when things are going well and that’s when people start talking about money and contracts.

“It has an affect on them because they are thinking about something else other than the football and it filters through the club.

“It can have a real negative affect, so I’d appreciate if you stop talking about it!”

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