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Ipswich Town boss McCarthy sad to see midfielder Collison go

Jack Collison will leave Ipswich Town later this month. Photo: PA

Ipswich Town Manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that midfielder Jack Collison will leave the club when his contract comes to an end later this month.

The former West Ham man penned a short-term deal back in September but has found it difficult to break into a Town side that are soaring high in The Championship.

Collison has struggled with knee injuries throughout his career. Credit: PA

The Welsh international has struggled with knee injuries throughout his career, and McCarthy has agreed to let him find another club.

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"I'm very sad for him (Collison) but it's what happens.

I thought he was really well worth a chance because when he came in, he looked the part in training.

He's a great lad to have around the place as well, a really good pro - but it's not worked out."

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

Collison is unlikely to feature in tomorrow's game with Bolton Wanderers as Town look to record a third win in a row.

Stephen Hunt will miss the game at Bolton through illness. Credit: PA

McCarthy will also be without the services of midfielders Luke Hyam and Stephen Hunt who miss out through injury and illness respectively.

Winger Cameron Stewart made his comeback for the club's under 21s side at Brentford this week, but the trip to Lancashire may come too soon for him.

Bolton Wanderers v Ipswich Town, Sky Bet Championship, Saturday 13 December, 15.00pm