Ipswich Town: Cole Skuse has 'Premier League talent' - McCarthy

Cole Skuse
Cole Skuse has scored just one in his Ipswich Town career

Ipswich midfielder Cole Skuse has the talent to play in the Premier League, according to manager Mick McCarthy.

Skuse, 29, has played 104 times since joining Town from Bristol City in 2013 and signed a new contract in October.

"I think he's a Premier League footballer playing with us. I'm really delighted we've got him tied up on another contract," McCarthy said.

"He's got all the attributes. He's calm, composed, quick, can handle the ball, and got a good passing range."

Skuse, who penned a new deal to keep him with the Championship side until at least 2018, played as Ipswich were held to a 2-2 draw at home against Wolves, despite leading twice in the game.

Ipswich, play-offs semi-finalists last season, are currently three points off the top six, and McCarthy says his side's form is being misunderstood.

"The perception is we've been beaten a load of times - we've lost four games," McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"I hear people screaming 'we haven't won' but we haven't been getting slapped around. Our inability to put games to bed has been a problem."

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