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2 January 2016

Honest game says Mick as he pays tribute to defensive duo

Mick McCarthy was delighted with a hard-earned but deserved point at Burnley and paid tribute to defensive duo Christophe Berra and Tommy Smith. 

In a game of few chances, Andre Gray had the best opening for the Clarets  but fired wide while Tom Heaton denied Freddie Sears.

“It was a well deserved point and really tough 90 minutes, for both teams,” Mick told Ipswich Player HD. 

“I loved the game. It was an honest match, no whingeing from either side. There were some robust challenges but the players just got on with it. It was like a blast from the past. 

“I thought Christophe and Tommy were terrific for us and they had to be. Vokes [Sam] is a real handful and Gray is the top scorer in the Championship. 

“It was another good away performance. I would have taken six points from nine in the three games we have had this week so we are a point up!”

Mick added that he has taken Barnsley midfielder Paul Digby on loan until the end of the season with a view to making it permanent. 

“He can play midfield, or right-back but I see him as maybe a centre-half and we will look to develop him in that area,” added the boss.

“He had good quality on the ball and a great attitude and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

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

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