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13 March 2018

We are united says Mick but concedes it was a tough night

Mick McCarthy says the players and staff are united but conceded it was a difficult atmosphere for his side to play in after Blues were beaten 3-0 by Hull at Portman Road. 

Goals from Markus Henriksen, Harry Wilson and Jarrod Bowen inside the first 46 minutes gave the Tigers a 3-0 win, with the Town boss speaking to his players on the pitch after the final whistle.

“It was an uphill battle after the first-half,” Mick told iFollow Ipswich.

“They have good players and played well. It’s a disgrace really that they are where they are with the talent they have.

“Skusey is injured, Callum [Connolly] and Waggy [Martyn Waghorn] have played a lot of games so I freshened it up but it hasn’t worked, has it.

“We made mistakes and have not played well but I’m not blaming the players. They have never let me down and kept going to the end.

“The atmosphere was horrible to play in. I apologised to the players out on the pitch after the game and told them it’s my presence that is doing that.

“I have got the players’ support. There is no doubt about that. We have to stick together and we are together - the players, the staff. That was my way of showing that out on the pitch at the end. It was a tough night though.”   

Subscribers to iFollow Ipswich can watch the full interview with Mick now.             

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