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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

1 November 2013

Mick proud of Town's progress as he marks a year in charge at Portman Road against Barnsley this evening

Mick McCarthy is hoping to mark one year in charge of the Blues with a win over hometown club Barnsley this evening.

The Town boss took over from Paul Jewell in the Portman Road hotseat a year ago today, with Blues hoping to mark the occasion with three points over Barnsley tonight, with the game live on Sky Sports (kick-off 7.45pm).

“Tonight’s game marks my first year as Ipswich Town manager and I’m proud of what we have achieved here in that time,” said Mick in his column for the official matchday programme.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute of those 12 months and I’m continuing to enjoy it. We ended up having a successful season last year in that that we achieved what the brief was when I arrived- to stay in the division.

“We have started okay this year but I think we should be on more points. We have to be encouraged by the progress we have made over the last year and continue to push on.

“Barnsley is a club close to my heart, as everyone knows. They are my hometown club and they gave me a start in the game.

“I want to see them do well but not for the 90 minutes tonight. Sentiments go out the window and we will be doing all we can to take home the three points come the final whistle.”

Live commentary of the game is available on Ipswich Player, with live updates coming via the Club’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

Fans should also be aware of roadworks happening near to Portman Road after the final whistle, which could affect people’s journey’s home. 

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