Everton youngster Callum Connolly believes that he is experiencing a tough but very good loan spell at Ipswich.
The only issued for Connolly is the lack of contact between him and his parent club – a job that Joe Royle used to fill at Everton.
"I've had contact with Everton, but not as much as I expected," Connolly said to the Ipswich Star.
"I think they've just let me get on with my football.
"There hasn't been as much support as I've wanted to be honest, but obviously it's a man's game and I'm learning the game on my own.
"When there are not that many people around you supporting you it can be tough, but that's when you come into your own. I feel like I am growing up.
"It's not easy coming away from home. It's five hours from mine in the car. I haven't been home much, but it's all character building. I needed this in my career. I needed to come away from home, come out of my comfort zone.
"It's been tough at times, I admit that, but I am enjoying my football."