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19 March 2016

Feeney impresses but boss concedes he should have freshened team up

Mick McCarthy said he accepted the bulk of the blame for the defeat against Rotherham in what he conceded was one of Town’s poorest displays of the season.

Leon Best’s goal on the stroke of half-time gave the Millers the points with Blues rarely troubling Lee Camp in the visitors’ goal despite Liam Feeney making an impressive debut as a second-half substitute. 

“It was a scruffy goal and it summed up the game but we were very disappointing,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“It was a really poor goal from our part. We had a free-kick and they broke on us, which they were always looking to do. 

“We didn’t deserve to get anything out of the game after that though. We didn’t really create anything and it was a disappointing performance all round. 

“I’ve got to take a chunk of the responsibility for that. I left the team as it was from Tuesday and maybe I shouldn’t have done that. 

“I picked the team and the way we played and it didn’t work, for whatever reason. We didn’t have any real energy or drive to take the game to them. 

“Feens [Liam Feeney] came on at half-time and gave us a lift and he did well but there wasn’t enough about us today.

“Fair play to Rotherham, they did all the things that we normally do and did them well. We are a lot better than what we showed though and it was one of our poorest displays for a while.”

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