Skip to main content

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

Posted: Thu 16 Feb 2017
Author: Steve Pearce

Someone has to step up says Mick as he looks for Tom to learn from enforced absence

Mick McCarthy has challenged ‘someone’ to step up and take over from Tom Lawrence for Town’s next two games. 

The Wales international has been Blues’ talisman this season with 10 goals to his name but he took his tally to 10 yellow cards for the campaign as well in the draw at Brighton on Tuesday.

The Leicester loanee will now serve a two match suspension, missing Saturday’s game against Leeds and the derby trip to Norwich on February 26. 

“It’s disappointing for us and for Tom that he’s going to miss two big games,” the Town boss told the Club website.

“Some of the bookings he has got - including on Tuesday night - have been for dissent and he’s got to learn from that. He’s got to keep his mouth shut. 

“He has been faboulous for us and he was again at Brighton. Their ‘keeper made a great save to stop him scoring in the second-half. He can’t affect the game though if he’s not on the pitch. 

“We will be without him for two games but that’s gone now. It’s an opportunity for someone else now to step up and take over from Tom.”