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BOSS PLEASED WITH YOUNGSTERS

16 July 2014

Mick salutes progress of young Blues in friendly clash with Hammers



Mick McCarthy felt the 90 minutes against West Ham was a good workout for his team and was impressed with the youngsters in his side. 

Jack Marriott was the closest to breaking the deadlock, firing inches wide of the far post in the first-half in front of close on 9000 fans at Portman Road in Blues' second pre-season friendly. 

“It was a good work-out for both teams – well all four teams if you like, with us both playing a different 11 in the second-half,” the Town boss told the Club website. 

“We had some good chances in the first-half. Jack, Cameron Stewart, Frank [Nouble]. 

“It was a bit more of a stalemate in the second-half but it’s never easy changing things around at half-time and players starting the game then.

“I was pleased with our youngsters. Teddy Bishop did great. He’s a good footballer and showed tonight that he can get around the pitch and put a tackle in. 

“Alex Henshall showed his pace and put some good crosses in as well so that was encouraging, seeing the young players out there.”   


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