Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News


13 August 2016

Mick happy with first-half but concerns at how confidence drained after Bees' breakthrough

Mick McCarthy was delighted with Town’s first-half display but concerned with the way Blues ‘unravelled’ after Brentford’s opener.  

Town were the better side in the opening 45 minutes but two goals early in the second-half from John Egan gave the Bees the three points. 

“We were really bright in the first-half and were the better team. I was delighted with the way we played up to half-time,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“It was an appalling goal to give away for the first one though and that seemed to drain the confidence out of the side.

“What worried me what how we unravelled after the first goal. You want to growl about that but make sure you look safe and secure after it but we didn’t look any of that. We looked like we would concede another goal and that is what happened. That concerns me.

“That first goal had a real adverse effect on us. I don’t know why. It gave them confidence and apart from a couple of half chances, they looked fairly comfortable after their goals.”

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

Advertisement block