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7 April 2018

Mature display from Hyam says Mick but skipper Chambers could miss the rest of the season

Mick McCarthy paid tribute to a mature performance from Luke Hyam in Town’s defeat at Brentford.

The midfielder was barracked throughout by the home fans who saw him as the villain in a challenge that resulted in a broken leg for Alan Judge when the two clubs met two years ago.

“I thought Luke was excellent in his performance,” said the Town boss, with Judge included in the Brentford line-up.  

“He showed great maturity. A couple of yearsago he probably would have rattled someone having got that abuse but he played well and showed his worth to the Club.

“We knew he would get some stick but he handled it and he handled it well.”  

Mick was far from happy with the deciding moment in the game though, with Neal Maupay scoring the winner from the penalty spot after Jonas Knudsen was penalised for a foul.

“It was never a penalty and I have heard Dean [Smith, Brentford manager] say it was a bit soft as well,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“It was a foul on Luke Hyam in the first place but the referee chose not to give it and then gave another one in the box which was even less of a foul in my book.

“That’s the way it’s going for us at the moment but the lads gave everything and I was pleased with the performance.

“We could have showed more quality on the ball and that’s disappointing but we stopped them playing and there was nothing in it. The game was going nowhere until the penalty.”

Mick added that Luke Chambers has a suspected cracked rib and could miss the rest of the season.

Subscribers to iFollow Ipswich can watch the full interview now.

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