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3 October 2015

Apology to fans from Mick for display as poor as he has seen in three years

Mick McCarthy conceded Town were second best at Ewood Park and said the performance was as poor as he has seen in his time in charge. 

Jordan Rhodes struck twice inside the opening 15 minutes - the first from the penalty spot - as he carried his own personal record against Town that now stretches to six goals in the six games he has played against the Club since leaving Portman Road in 2009.

“That was as poor as we have been in the three years I have been here and I feel sorry for our fans who watched that. That performance wasn’t good enough,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“We were too easy to beat and that is not like us at all. Blackburn played like we used to. They were competitive, out-worked us, blocked things and were hard to beat. 

“It’s hugely disappointing and we haven’t been good enough over the past month and we have to put that right when we come back after the international break. We have to tighten up.”

Mick did have praise for Brett Pitman and David McGoldrick, who made an impact when they went on as early second-half substitutes - and the matchwinner. 

“Brett was excellent and Didz has gone on in the last two games and made a difference for us,” added the boss. 

“Tommy Oar’s delivery was excellent as well so I’ll have to look at all that. 

“While we were poor, Blackburn played very well and Jordan Rhodes gave us problems for 90 minutes. His goals won the game but his all-round play was terrific.”

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

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