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20 October 2015

Mick admits run is hardest in Town career

Mick McCarthy conceded that he is going through his toughest spell as Town boss since he walked through the door almost three years ago. 

Blues matched pre-season promotion favourites Hull for the first 35 minutes but goals from former Town defender Alex Bruce and Arsenal loanee Chuba Akpom put the Tigers in command and David Meyler’s volley early in the second-half sealed the win.

“Their quality showed in the end but we can’t afford to give away goals like we did,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“It was a great cross and a great header by Alex Bruce but we should have done more to stop the cross going in and more to stop the header as well.

“We started the second-half well but they got a wonder goal for their third and that lifted the crowd and after that, we had to hang on and make sure they didn’t get anymore.

“It’s definitely the toughest time I’ve had since I came here. When I first came in, we were rock bottom and it was about scrapping away and getting away from relegation. 

“It’s been upwardly mobile for three years and we started well this season. We’ve got more players and a better squad but we are doing worse than we have done in the past.
That’s a conundrum for us and it’s one we have to solve because it’s a difficult spell for all of us at the moment.”

Mick added that David McGoldrick and Cole Skuse would have played but for injury with both concerns for Saturday’s trip to Nottingham Forest. 

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

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