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MIXED EMOTIONS FOR MICK

30 July 2016

Boss sees plenty of positives but frustrated as final warm-up ends in defeat

Mick McCarthy said he should have been talking about a comfortable win for Town and a good performance instead of reflecting on a defeat by Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.

Daryl Murphy put Blues ahead on the hour after hitting the bar in the first-half and David McGoldrick, Teddy Bishop and Luke Chambers all went close to getting on the scoresheet but the Belgians struck twice in three minutes to claim  2-1 win in Blues’ last warm-up game before the Championship gets underway next weekend. 

“I should be waxing lyrical about a really good performance because for 65 minutes we played some really good football and created a lot of chances,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD.

“If we have as much possession as that against Barnsley next week and create that many chances I will be delighted but if we concede goals like we did today, I’ll be fuming.

“It was a catastrophic error for the first goal when we got caught out from our corner and the second one, he has hit it well but we should never have let him get a shot in from there. 

“They were two bad goals but until then, I was delighted with the way we played. We could have been two or three up but we weren’t and in those situations  we have to learn to be more ruthless and win 1-0. If they do score, then you make sure you get something from the game.”

Roland Lamah made a second appearance for Town as Mick looks to add to his squad, with the boss saying: “He did well and he’s got something to offer. He is one of a number of options that we are looking at.”

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


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