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Lankester makes U's move

25 June 2021

Cambridge United is delighted to announce that Jack Lankester has signed with the Club for undisclosed terms…

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder joins from Ipswich Town, where he progressed through their Academy before signing a professional deal at the age of 18.

Lankester made 11 appearances for the Tractor Boys in the Championship that season, which led to a new contract with his boyhood Club. After missing the 2019/20 season due to injury, Lankester returned to the side last season to make 19 appearances in League One, scoring twice.

“I am very happy to be here.” Lankester said. “As soon as it came up I was very excited to get it going. I am from Bury St Edmunds and know the area really well so it was definitely my first choice. A fresh start is something I need and I don’t think there is a better place than here to do it.”

Mark Bonner added, “Jack joins us at a stage in his career where contributing more often to the First Team is key for him. His ability level saw him play 11 times in the Championship as an 18-year-old and although injuries have curtailed his development a little along the way, having returned to full fitness, he made a good impact in League One last season. His challenge now is to work for a place in the team and to adjust to a new environment quickly.

“He is well balanced, has an excellent left foot and superb vision to open teams up with incisive passes. This is a brilliant opportunity for him and I am excited to be working together with him. We aim to give him the confidence and opportunity he needs to show how good he is as we believe we have a player with real potential on our hands.”

Lankester will wear the number 23 shirt and signs on a two-year deal.

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