Date: 6th May 2014 at 5:39pm
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He might not have made an appearance for Ipswich’s first-team as yet but Mick McCarthy is still keen on snapping up Alex Henshall on a permanent basis.

The 20-year-old winger joined the club from Manchester City in March.

Since that arrival the Ipswich boss has looked at Henshall in training and sees enough ability in the winger to think that he can add something to the squad next season and a contract has been offered to him with it now up to him to accept or decline.

McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk: ‘I’ve spoken to him and I’ve spoken to his agent and I would like to offer him something.

‘He’s learning still, but he’s certainly got something to offer and I’ve left it with them now.’

The funds available to McCarthy this summer are likely to be limited but he insists that he has no issues with owner Marcus Evans’ stance that will mean he’ll be limited largely to free transfers, loan and potential swap deal.

He told the Green Un: ‘I’ve had support from Marcus. He trusts me to do my job; he supports me when we get a couple of bad results and he doesn’t get carried away when we get a couple of good results and start demanding we get in the top six. I like that level of consistency.

‘I do know the gig and I’ll be doing it again. Let’s hope we can do it better than we did this year.’

McCarthy insists that there as far as tension between himself and the owner over this stance goes that was ‘none whatsoever’ and working is such a way isn’t a bad thing with it something he can work with.

Would you be happy with Henshall signing and do you think that McCarthy can attract the sort of ‘bargain’ players that Ipswich need to be pushing for the play-offs next season?

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