Luke Hyam: Mick McCarthy 'delighted' recalled midfielder is back

Luke Hyam
Luke Hyam has made 99 appearances for Ipswich Town

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy has said he is "delighted" to have Luke Hyam back after he recalled the midfielder from his loan spell at Rotherham.

The 24-year-old joined the Millers in November and was due to remain with them until the middle of January having made five appearances.

"I want him around here," McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"What I wanted to see from him [at Rotherham] was that he could compete for 90 minutes and is injury free."

Hyam has made 82 appearances for the Tractor Boys since McCarthy took charge in November 2012 but has not played for the club since January 2015 after suffering a knee injury.

The 24-year-old required knee surgery in July following fresh injury during his recovery, but McCarthy said he has no doubts over Hyam's qualities.

"Luke went and played some games [with Rotherham] and got through 90 minutes on Saturday and they were delighted with him," he said.

"I did see his own goal on television, which is the only thing I have seen of him, but I don't need to see him - I just need to know that he is fit.

"I know all about his ability, all he can do, what he is really good at, what he is not so good at, that is no problem to me at all.

"We have got three big games coming up and he adds to the squad. I am delighted."