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3 May 2014

Mick praise for team as Town finish the season on a high

Mick McCarthy spoke of his pride in his players after Town finished just outside the Play-Offs after victory over Shefffield Wednesday. 

Goals from Tommy Smith and Paul Green either side of Kieran Lee’s equaliser gave Blues the three points in front of close on 21,000 at Portman Road, the biggest crowd of the season. 

“It was nice to go out on a winning note, although I thought Sheffield Wednesday played very well,” the Town boss told the Club website.

“It was an end of season game, an open game. We had to dig in when they were on top and Gerks was outstanding for us. 

“I have hung my hat on him this season. When people have asked me about Loachy coming in, I have stayed with Gerks and he has been fantastic for us. 

“He was magnificent for us again today and we defended well. You have to defend set-pieces well and they paid the price for that today with our winning goal. 

“We did the same at Watford. When it was 1-1 and we were on top I thought we would go on to win and get in the Play-Offs. We gave away a cheap free-kick though and then didn’t defend it well. You have to defend set-pieces well in this league –in any league. 

“The disappointment is still there that we have not made the Play-Offs but I’m proud of what the players have achieved this season and they should be proud of themselves.” 

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