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BOSS: MY PRIDE IN PLAYERS

10 May 2016

Mick talks to Ipswich Player HD in an extensive and exclusive interview

Mick McCarthy says he has a lot of pride in his players and what they have achieved this season despite the disappointment of missing out on the Play-Offs. 

Town ended the campaign one place shy of the top six after victory at Derby at the weekend.

Blues had the fifth best away record in the Championship but it was the return of two points from four home games in the latter part of the season that proved costly in the race for a Play-Off place.

“We had a fantastic away record but some of the performances at home at the end of the season were below the standard we expect and have come to expect over the last three years,” said the Town boss in an in-depth and exclusive interview with Ipswich Player HD.

“We are obviously disappointed at the way we petered out because we were in the Play-Off places for a long time. 

“No one is more disappointed than me and the players but looking at the season, I think we have a lot to be proud of as well. 

“The players have been exemplary in their professionalism and the way they go about things. 

“We are not the best team in the league and we would have liked to have played better in games but teams had to work really hard to beat us. The players leave nothing out there on the pitch. They give everything in every game and that is something to be proud of. 

“I take a lot of personal pride in the way the players handle themselves on the pitch, around the training ground and in the public eye. 

“Sometimes when things go a little bit wrong you have to remind people of the good things about the players and the Club and there are plenty of good things to be reminded about.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player HD can watch the full interview with Mick now, in which he looks at the challenge ahead next season, discusses the players he is looking to add to his squad and reveals the biggest single influence on his managerial career. 


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