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15 August 2015

Mick salutes team ethic from front four as Blues come from behind again

Mick McCarthy said Town deserved the win after watching Blues come from behind to take the three points against Sheffield Wednesday. 

Freddie Sears cancelled out Ross Wallace’s opener then Tommy Smith won it for Blues with a close range header in the second-half. 

“We had half chances, no we had chances before they scored but we had to show our mettle again to come back and win the game after they went ahead,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“They are a good side, with good players and we had to play well to win that match but we deserved it in the end. 

“You want your defenders to chip in with goals and Tommy does that. He’s brave and he is prepared to go in there where it hurts and he got his reward for that. 

“Technically he is one of the best headers of a ball I’ve seen, certainly in the league. That was a perfect header as well because it ended up in the net!

“What epitomised that win for me though was, I put Brett Pitman on to play up front and moved Murph to the left. Murph was knackered though so Brett came out to the left to stop Jack Hunt getting forward. 

“Didz stopped them playing from the front and Freddie went out right without a question and does it well. They were all prepared to do those other jobs for the team. That’s great.”

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

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