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27 February 2016

Boss pleased to reward fans as Blues get back on track

Mick McCarthy said it was a huge three points for Town after Ben Pringle’s goal gave Blues victory at Huddersfield. 

The midfielder’s 19th minute strike ended a run of three straight defeats and put Blues within four points of the top six with a game in hand.

“We had to dig in and be dogged, keep a clean sheet and we did that. It was a huge three points for us,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“Huddersfield showed what a good team they are and played some good football and I’m not sure what the stats were but I’m sure they had more possession. There is only one stat that counts though. 

“We had to change the formation early on to stem the tide and we did that. I always thought we could catch them on the break. We didn’t have that many chances but we took one and it was enough. 

“It wasn’t a great performance but it was a great three points and I’ll take seven or eight of them over the rest of the season. 

“I said to the players yesterday that we can forget the Play-Offs if we carried on as we are and we needed a result today. Dougie [Jonathan Douglas] said in the dressing-room before the game, ‘whatever it takes to get a result’ and it took a gutsy performance. 

“I’m delighted for the fans as well. We have lost three on the bounce but they were still shouting our names and we all appreciate that. It was great support and it was great to give them that reward.”

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

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