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TOWN SHOWN MORE RESPECT

19 October 2015

Play-Off success last season has changed approach of opponents says boss

Mick McCarthy says Town are being shown more respect by clubs this season and that is presenting a new challenge to his team.

Blues had to settle for a third successive draw at Portman Road against Huddersfield at the weekend and go into Tuesday night’s trip to Hull on the back of a seven match run that has yielded only the win at Leeds.  

“We have not been great for the last month or so but it was a step in the right direction at the weekend. It was more like us,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“It’s disappointing that we have not got the wins we want at home but the way other clubs have approached us this season has changed after what we achieved last year. 

“They know if they don’t compete with us we will beat them so they are more compact, tighter when they play us.

“They saw that we reached the Play-Offs last season and they are treating us like a team that will be in the Play-Offs again. 

“If we were playing Bournemouth or Derby last season, we would have looked at those games and said ‘we have to be on our guard here, we have to be on our mettle’. Teams have done that to us this year. It's something we have to deal with it.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player HD can watch a full interview with Mick ahead of the visit to Hull’s KC Stadium.


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