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10 August 2013

Mick praise for towering Tommy as Blues open Championship account

Mick McCarthy was delighted to see his Town side get points on the board in the Championship in some style with a 3-0 win over Millwall. 

Two own goals and a towering header from Tommy Smith saw Blues to a first win of the season, with Ryan Tunnicliffe going close to adding to the scoreline late on in his first appearance for the Club. 

“It was a tough game, a typical Championship match with both teams looking difficult to beat,” the Town boss told the Club website. 

“It was a moment of quality by Cressy that led to the first goal – I know it’s an own goal but it was great work by Cressy that made it. 

“The second was a terrific header. Tommy is a head it, kick it defender and he has embraced that. He’s been great for us and is a threat in the air. I would have been proud of that goal as a centre-half myself. 

“The three goals put a gloss on it. I would have been delighted with any win but to score three and keep a clean sheet, that’s a nice way to win a football match.”      

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