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9 August 2016

Mick labels display as abject and a disgrace as Town bow out to Stevenage

An angry Mick McCarthy described Town’s performance as nowhere near good enough after Blues were knocked out of the EFL Cup at the first round stage. 

Ben Kennedy’s goal early in the second-half gave League Two Stevenage a 1-0 win and the Town boss said they were well worth their place in the second round. 

“Credit to Stevenage. They played really well. They were the better team on the night and deserved to go through,” Mick told Ipswich Player HD. 

“We were okay in the first-half but the second-half was a disgrace. We never got going, we didn’t test them enough. It was an abject performance. Nowhere near good enough.

“It wasn’t like we played a weakened team. I wish I had played the kids. There were good players out there. We wanted to progress in the cup and I stressed before the game that we had to be at it but we were nowhere near it. 

“There are no excuses. It was really poor performance. We had a feel-good factor after Saturday. It was never a great display then. The four goals masked that but tonight just wasn’t good enough for a team of mine.”

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

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