outbelieves he has surprised Chelsea loanee Omari Hutchinson since his arrival.
He told the East Anglian Daily Times that he believes the winger can be fantastic off the ball and that he is improving on that aspect of his game.
Hutchinson made his debut for the travelling Ipswich fans last night, scoring the game’s only goal in a 1-0 victory over Southampton.
The winger won the ball high up the pitch before slipping a fantastic goal into the bottom corner to propel his new loan side to second place in the Championship.
The Chelsea man has the opportunity to show what he can do this season for an attractive team before returning to Stamford Bridge.
Hutchinson on McKenna
As a result of his success with the minor teams, he was given intermittent first-team opportunity last season.
The winger won the ball high up the pitch before sliding a great finish into the bottom corner to send his new loan side to second in the Championship. Playing for an exciting team, the Chelsea man has the opportunity to prove exactly what he can do this season before a return to Stamford Bridge. McKenna on Hutchinson He was even handed sporadic first team opportunities last season as a result of his good form with the youth sides. After his first goal in the second division, McKenna has praised what he believes the youngster can bring to his side this season.
He said: “This probably surprised him, but when I met him over the summer I showed him some video and told him that I think he can be absolutely outstanding out of possession. He’s got the endurance to do it, he’s got the speed, he’s got the agility to move his feet. I think he can be top, top, top class out of possession.
“I said to him if he doesn’t utilise that part of the game, if he doesn’t come here and develop that part of is game, it would be waste of talent because there are not many wingers who have got the ability to do that side of the game naturally as well as he does.”
A strong season could see Hutchinson return as a player pushing for first team football at Stamford Bridge next season.