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1 November 2016

Tough at the moment but far more good times than bad says Mick

Mick McCarthy says although he’s going through his toughest spell at Town, there have been far more positives than negatives in his four years in charge at the Club.

It is four years to the day since Mick first walked through the door at Portman Road, with Blues anchored at the bottom of the Championship. 

A place in the second tier was secured in the last home game of that 2012/13 campaign and since then Town have finished in or around the Play-Off places every year.

“I love working at this Club, love my job and looking back on the four years, it’s been mainly an upward curve,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“It’s hard when you are going through a tough time to have a general overview of the four years but the reality is they have been a good four years. 

“We dropped one place last season after getting in the Play-Offs the year before but mainly we have made progress.

“This is the first year that it’s been a struggle. We have found goals hard to come by but we have not tried to do anything different to when we were in the top six.  

“It’s a difficult time and I’m getting criticised. We are all getting criticised. It’s down to us to turn that around and the only way we are going to do that is by winning games. We will be doing our best to do that.”    

Subscribers to Ipswich Player HD can see the full interview with Mick tomorrow, where the Town boss looks back over his four years in charge, reveals the key home game to Blues’ survival in that first season; recalls what he made of the Club on day one, reflects on players that surprised him; looks to the challenges ahead and outlines why his relationship with owner Marcus Evans has remained consistent throughout.       

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