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11 November 2015

Mick hails manner of six point return and at a crucial stage

Mick McCarthy has hailed the victories over Bolton and Rotherham as ‘big and very timely’ ahead of a blank weekend for Town this week. 

Blues ended a run of seven games without a win with victory over Bolton and then followed that up with the biggest victory under Mick’s command with a 5-2 success at Rotherham on Saturday. 

The six point return closed the gap on some of the clubs above, with Town now just a point adrift of seventh placed Cardiff and four of the top six. 

“Those two wins were big victories for us and at a really important time,” the boss told the Club website. 

“We had dipped from our early season form and people were starting to be critical. 

“They started to be critical of me and I understand that. It starts to creep in, all that ‘taken the team as far as he can stuff’. 

“I had it at Wolves when we went something like one win in 11 games. Then we went to Crystal Palace and won 1-0 in a real scrap and then did the same at Sheffield Wednesday on a mudbath of a pitch. 

“That got us back on track and we ended up winning the league by seven points. 

“It was obviously important to end the run we were on and people would have looked at Bolton and Rotherham and the position they are in the table and said ‘we should win those games’. 

“It’s never that easy. If it was that easy teams would have beaten us when I arrived here and were at the bottom of the league. We would have been relegated. 

“We had to play well against Bolton and do the same again at Rotherham and we did that. It was a real high tempo, exciting performance there.”

Town are next in action against Mick’s former club, Wolves, at Portman Road on November 21. Click on to purchase tickets.     

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