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21 August 2016

Mick delighted with derby display and response shown this week

Mick McCarthy was delighted with his side’s display against Norwich and felt it was worthy of all three points. 

Jonas Knudsen’s strike on the stroke of half-time cancelled out Cameron Jerome’s opener and Teddy Bishop was denied a winner late on. 

“I’m delighted, delighted with the organisation, the effort, the discipline but also the quality of football we played and the chances we created,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“All in all, it was a really solid performance against a very good squad of players, a team that will be threatening for those promotion places. 

“We were on top when they scored and then obviously it’s a vital goal for us from Jonas just before half--time. 

“What has really pleased me is the response from the players this week after a disappointing second-half at Brentford. You know how annoyed I was then and someone said to me outside the ground last week that the Club should get someone in that cared. 

“Well I certainly care and so do the team and I know in the main people are behind me and behind the team and the supporters have seen a really good performance today and one that perhaps deserved all three points. I thought we were the better side.”

Jonathan Douglas was judged to have been offside before he put the ball in the net in the first minute of the game but replays showed he was onside. 

“I’ve not looked at it but I’m told he was onside. If that is the case, then we have got done twice this week with Murph’s header ruled out at Wolves when everyone thought it was a goal. Let’s hope it evens itself out over the season,” added Mick. 

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