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26 February 2013

Mick McCarthy takes his squad to 'Paintball Extreme' in Tendring, Essex for a spot of team bonding

Town boss Mick McCarthy was watching his back as he led the staff and players into action at Paintball Extreme this afternoon. 

The Tendring based venue played host to the Blues with a different type of shooting practice ahead of the weekend visit from Leicester. 

The players trained this morning before heading just across the Essex border to kit themselves out with guns, hand grenades and various other weaponry. 

“It’s something different and gets the players and staff out into a different environment,” Mick told the Club website, before heading north to watch the Foxes take on Blackburn this evening.   

“The players trained this morning and this is about having a bit of fun and getting the banter flying. 

“I’ve done it before, it’s always a good craic and it will be no different with this group. Call it bonding, team spirit – whatever you like. 

“There is a great spirit amongst the group anyway. They say you don’t have to like each other to play alongside each other but it does help and these lads all get on really well. 

“I’ve just go to keep an eye on my back though. I’m sure they will be lining up to have a pop!” 

Aaron Cresswell took top prize for his combat attire while Richard Stearman was certainly taking it seriously – he turned up with his own gun! 

joined the players and staff and subscribers can watch a full report on the event later in the week while Saturday’s matchday programme carries the inside story from the players and more photos. Ipswich Player

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