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26 November 2016

We needed three points but nice to get them in style says Mick as he hails influence of Dougie and Reg

Mick McCarthy said any win would have done but he was delighted to see Town take the three points with a bit of style against QPR.

Goals from Grant Ward, Luke Varney and Tom Lawrence eased Blues to a 3-0 victory that could have been more but for a string of saves by Alex Smithies late on. 

“It was strange because their ‘keeper was obviously at fault for the second goal but he saved them from embarrassment at the end,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD.

“They were throwing the kitchen sink at us to try and get back in the game and we were catching them on the break and could have had four or five at the end. I’ll take the three though!

“We needed a win. I needed a win. The players needed a win. The Club needed a win. Any win but it was nice to do it in style and I thought it was a really good performance. 

“Reg [Varney] was terrific for us. He was a real pain in the backside to them and that’s what got him the second goal. 

“I know what I’m going to get from him, from Dougie [Jonathan Douglas], from Chambo [Luke Chambers]. 

“Dougie does what it says on the tin. He might not be sexy but he doesn’t half do a great job.  I said to Teddy Bishop, I’ve left a good player and a good pro out for you, today you have to take it on the chin because I’m putting him back in and he was fantastic for us.”

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

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