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11 September 2015

We have to get back to being hard to beat says Mick after defeat from the 'dark ages'

Mick McCarthy said he’d take much of the responsibility for the defeat at Reading as Blues went down to the heaviest loss in three years.

Orlando Sa scored a hat-trick, with Nick Blackman and Oliver Norwood also on target as the Royals ran out 5-1 winners at the Madejski, Freddie Sears getting his fourth goal of the season for Blues.

“That was unbelievably disappointing and I didn’t see that coming at all,” Mick told Ipswich Player HD. 

“It was embarrassing and took us back to the dark ages of those defeats at Crystal Palace and Leicester.

“I have to take a fair chunk of responsibility for the defeat. I played a very attacking team and going forward we did create chances. The players have to take some responsibility as well though.

“The third goal was ‘car crash’ defending. No one dealt with it and although the lad took it well, it shouldn’t have got to that. 

“After that we were all over the place. We had no shape and that was as bad as we have played in a long time. 

“You have to give credit to Reading but we have prided ourselves on being hard to beat and being well organised and we have to get back to that.”

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




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