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3 November 2015

So many positives says Mick as Town turn on the style to end run

Mick McCarthy was delighted with the performance after watching his side end a run of seven games without a win in style against Bolton. 

A first senior goal for Ainsley Maitland-Niles and a fourth of the season - a cracker - from Brett Pitman gave Blues a 2-0 victory to go within four points of the Play-Offs. 

“It was a terrific performance tonight and a very well deserved win,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“We could have won by more in the end. Their ‘keeper made some terrific saves and Brett reckons his shot was over the line in the first-half. 

“Murph was back to his old self. I’m not sure how he didn’t score and it was great to hear ‘there’s only one Daryl Murphy’ around the stands again. 

“It was terrific play between Freddie and Brett for the second goal as well and we carried a real attacking edge tonight. 

“It was great to see Ainsley get his first goal as well. He scored two great goals in training yesterday when we played old v young and I said to him, ‘I hope you are not scoring just in training!’. 

“There were so many positives from the performance but the most important is the three points and getting back to winning games.”

The boss explained that Ainsley picked up a bruised metatarsal that forced him off before the break as Town registered a staggering 14th successive home win on a Tuesday night.

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

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