Skuse praise for McCarthy and split on meeting him as a future opponent
Cole Skuse has paid tribute to Mick McCarthy and says he will have mixed feelings if he comes up against the former Town boss in the future.
The midfielder - along with his team-mates - was told by McCarthy in the dressing-room after last night’s win against Barnsley that he and Terry Connor would be cutting short their contracts and leaving the Club immediately rather than at the end of the season.
“It was a shock to the system, definitely,” Cole told the Club website.
“From a personal point of view I cannot thank him enough – he’s the one that brought me here and signed me.
“I’ve played a lot of games under him and earned a couple of new contracts under him and I cannot speak highly enough of the pair of them.
“It might sound like a scratched record but it’s true. The way they conduct themselves as gentlemen, not just a manager and a coach, they are a true credit to themselves.
“I know I speak on behalf of the whole dressing-room when I say a big thank you. A thank you for their efforts, even after the announcement that they were leaving the way they’ came in and conducted themselves was admirable.
“Mick is a credit to himself and I’m sure he’s not going to be out of work long.
“It would be great to go up against a team managed by him in the future but it also wouldn’t be good because it would be such a hard test!
“It would definitely be a challenge and I don’t know whether it would be nice or heated but it would certainly be a challenge.”