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29 December 2021

"We were tough, competitive and the players worked their socks off"

Kieran McKenna said he was pleased to win his first game as Town boss on a personal note, but, ultimately, securing three points for the Blues was the most important thing.

A first-half effort from James Norwood was enough for Town to see off Wycombe under the Portman Road lights and end the calendar year on a positive note.

"It's a pleasing result but getting three points at this stage of the season is the most important thing," Kieran told iFollow Ipswich.

"We're a long way behind where we want to be and we need to get points on the board quickly, so tonight is a good start.

"There were lots of pleasing aspects about the performance as well. It wasn't pretty at times, it was tough and gritty, but I thought we did the ugly bits of the game well.

"We were tough, competitive and the players worked their socks off. There were moments of quality, and we know that side of things will improve.

"A second goal would have given us the cushion and we could have controlled the ball more, but, overall, it's certainly something to build on.

"The fans got us through the last 10 minutes because the players were tired and had used up a lot of energy. They were here in their numbers and they got right behind the team."

The full interview with Kieran is available on iFollow Ipswich.

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