And the referee after Blues book a place in the next round of the cup
Mick McCarthy had praise for his two young debutants - and the referee after watching his side book a place in the second round of the Capital One Cup.
Josh Yorwerth, one of the duo, and Jay Tabb got on the scoresheet to cancel out a Christophe Berra own goal to see Blues record a 2-1 win over Stevenage.
“We started okay but it was a bad goal to give away,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD.
“It was an awful tackle by Josh. He needed to win the ball and I told him that at half-time. Then I said, go out and make up for it and he did with a terrific header.
“Myles Kenlock was outstanding on his debut as well. He was ‘shot’ at the end but he can be very proud of his performance.”
Stevenage looked to be handed a lifeline six minutes from time when referee Fred Graham appeared to award a penalty after a challenge by Christophe on Dean Parrett but then changed his mind.
“I asked the referee why he gave it and he said his assistant had said it was a foul from behind,” explained Mick.
“The referee said he told his assistant that he had a good view and that it wasn’t a foul so he changed his mind. That takes some bravery.
“I don’t think it was a penalty but if he had given it, I would have been pushed to argue about it because it looked a little clumsy.”