Lambert: Nydam may have dislocated ankle

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Paul Lambert described the injury suffered by Tristan Nydam in Town’s 1-1 draw with Notts County as “incredibly unfortunate”.

The 19-year-old left the pitch on the hour mark at Meadow Lane with what looked to be a serious leg injury following a challenge with County’s Dion Kelly-Evans.

“First of all there is no blame attached, it was just incredibly unfortunate for Tristan,” Paul told iFollow Ipswich.

“We don’t know what the damage is yet, it could be a dislocated ankle, but we will just have to wait and see.

“It wasn’t nice viewing and it’s a real shame because he had been playing well.

“That’s football, though. It’s a contact sport and these things can happen. It’s horrible but hopefully he makes a speedy recovery.”

Nydam was one of a number of Town youngsters on show, with boss Paul Lambert was impressed with the performance of his young players in the pre-season friendly with Notts County.

Armando Dobra, Bailey Clements and Corrie Ndaba were all on the pitch during the second half for Blues in the 1-1 draw, despite no member of the trio having made their competitive debut for the Club.

Dobra completed 90 minutes, while Ndaba came on as a half-time substitute and Clements replaced the injured Tristan Nydam on the hour mark.

“The team tonight was really young,” Paul said.

“There were a number of senior players who didn’t travel, some of which are injured, but some had played against Colchester on Friday so were never going to feature this evening.

“That gave some of the younger lads a chance and that’s good for them. It’s important for their development.

“Overall it was a good 90 minutes apart from the injury to Tristan.”