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BOSS DELIGHTED WITH WINNING START

9 August 2014

We deserved it says Mick with praise for goalscorers Murph and Didz

Mick McCarthy felt Town deserved the three points after goals from Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick gave Blues victory over Fulham. 

Tim Hoogland pulled one back for the visitors but Town held on for a winning start to the campaign. 

“I thought we deserved it. We played well and it’s great to start with a win, especially against a team relegated from the Premier League,” the boss told Ipswich Player.

“They’ve got quality players and we have to work very hard to get the win. We were hanging on there after they scored but for the first 85 minutes, we were the better side. 

“Their goal was a deflection and we had a few of those last season, the Bournemouth one came to mind but we got bodies in there and as I said, we deserved it in the end. 

“Murph was excellent. He took his goal well and did great for Didz’s goal and of course, it was great to see Didz back. 

“We didn’t think he’d make the first game a few weeks back but he has worked really hard and the physios must take credit as well. 

“He’s top quality and it was a boost for everyone to see him out there.” 

Mick confirmed Cole Skuse picked up a foot injury which forced his early departure from the game in the second-half.   


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