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25 November 2016

Striker knows Town need to improve, especially at Portman Road, and is searching for a return to winning ways against his former boss

Luke Varney has insisted Town need to get their 'mojo back' as the Blues prepare to lock horns with QPR this weekend, led by a former manager of his.

Town slipped to a disappointing home defeat to Nottingham Forest a week ago, with the striker not painting over the cracks and admitting the team weren't good enough that day and admitting the squad were hurting just as much as the fans.

While Luke will wish his former boss the best of fortunes after today, he knows it’s a big game for both Town and Rangers this afternoon and is aware that Blues have to return to home comforts after a disappointing run of results at Portman Road recently.

The team spirit the players enjoy and Mick McCarthy’s level-headed approach are important factors in that, the ex Crewe striker says.

“The gaffer is great. He will shake hands with everyone win, lose or draw. He doesn’t get carried away if things are going well, or too down if they are not and that is massive as a player,” explained the striker in an exclusive interview with the matchday programme.

“We are a close knit group. That has been well documented and its times like these - when we are not going as well as we would hope - that the camaraderie comes to the fore.

“We are hurting at the moment. Just like the fans are. We understand their frustrations because we are frustrated ourselves and we have to turn things around here and get back to making this place the fortress it has been in the past.

"We are desperate to do it for the gaffer, for the fans, for ourselves. We have a great group here. We just need to get our mojo back."


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