‘No limits’ to what Tom Lawrence can achieve, says Ipswich Town and Wales team-mate Emyr Huws
PUBLISHED: 08:40 09 February 2017 | UPDATED: 08:40 09 February 2017
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There are ‘no limits’ to what Tom Lawrence can achieve in the game, says his Ipswich Town and Wales team-mate Emyr Huws.
Leicester City loanee forward Lawrence, 23, has terrorised Championship defences this season with his direct-running, skill and technique. He’s scored eight goals in his last eight games and is among the nominees for the division’s January Player of the Month award, revealed this morning.
Huws, a deadline day loan signing from Cardiff, combined well with Lawrence in last Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Reading.
“Me and Tom go back to the Under-17s (for Wales),” said the 23-year-old. “We’ve known each a long time and know each others’ games. It’s the same with Jonny Williams who I have played alongside since the Under-15s. That was a massive pull for me to come here and has helped me settle in.
“They are both top-class footballers and have a lot of quality. Tom at the minute is flying and there are no limits for him. It’s the same with Jonny. Fair play to Tom, he’s on fire.”
Huws, Lawrence and Williams, the latter currently sidelined with a shoulder injury and not due back in action until the middle of March, were all on the field at the same time for a spell when Wales lost 3-2 at home to Holland in November 2015.
“That was a nice moment because we’ve played with each other all the way through the age groups,” said Huws. “We’re really good friends and are proud to have made the breakthrough together. I think it would work well if all of us could play for Ipswich.”
Having lasted 82 minutes on his impressive Town debut last weekend, Huws says he feels ready to go again at Aston Villa on Saturday despite his previous lack of action in the first-half of the campaign with the Bluebirds.
“I think the game went well for me personally and the team,” he said. “We did really well in the first half and were unlucky in the second. They get a wonder goal which feels like a bit of a steal. We are gutted we lost two points, but the performance was really positive, so we’ll build on that.
“I was just trying to get on the ball as much as I could, drive with it and get forwards and help both attacking-wise and defensively.
“I felt really good, but that was probably just adrenaline! I’ve trained hard again and feel good.”