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KEEPING COOL THE KEY

7 February 2014

No magic formula to Play-Off challenge but consistency of performance and personality says boss

Mick McCarthy says it’s vital that his players keep a cool head as the race for the Play-Off places hots up over the coming weeks. 

Blues travel to Barnsley at the weekend just one place and four points outside the top six, with a host of clubs in Town’s slipstream and chasing that end of season showdown.

“There is no magic formula that we can suddenly produce that gets you into the top six and keeps you there,” said the Town boss, speaking in an interview with Ipswich Player.  

“To be in there with a chance we have to do equally as well as we have done and perhaps a bit more. Some of those games where the opposition have clawed back into it and got a point, if we had taken three points from two or three of those games we’d be in there. 

“What you have to do though is to keep that level of performance and level of personality. To keep a cool head. 

“That becomes a massive thing when there are only a few games to go. Everyone starts to say ‘you’ve got to get in there’, or ‘stay in there’. There are outside influences but you mustn’t let that bother you, you’ve got to keep on performing. 

“If it’s tight, there can be extra pressure but you put yourself under pressure to perform anyway. People do that in all manner of jobs, to perform to the best they can.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Mick now. 


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