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29 August 2015

Mick praise for second-half recovery - and the opposition

Mick McCarthy hailed the response of his team as fantastic in the second-half after Blues rallied to level the scores before going down to a first defeat of the season.

Brighton struck twice early on through Kazenga LuaLua and Dale Stephens but Town were level just after the hour following a close range finish from Freddie Sears and a penalty from David McGoldrick. 

The Seagulls struck again though when Tomer Hemed headed in as Chris Hughton’s side replaced Town at the top of the table.

“It was a cracking game of football but obviously a disappointing result for us,” Mick told Ipswich Player HD. 

“They started better than us and we got caught for the first goal and then the second can happen like that, with the great delivery from the free-kick going straight in.

“We changed it around at half-time and the response from the players was fantastic. 

“We deservedly got back in it. I know they had chances. We were winging it a bit but their third goal has taken a deflection off the cross and that has taken the ball away from Tommy. 

“They are a good side Brighton. Sometimes you have to say that. They had chances and played very well.”

Mick gave a debut to Piotr Malarczyk, who came on a substitute at half-time. 

“All he has been doing is driving or being on a plane over the last three days,” said the  boss. 

“I think he was amazed by the pace of the game. He said it was 50 per cent quicker than in Poland but he has all the tools to deal with that.”

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



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