max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C


MANAGER’S REACTION: Angry Mick McCarthy lets rip after defeat at rock-bottom Bristol City

PUBLISHED: 18:22 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:22 26 January 2013

Bristol City v Ipswich: SEETHING Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy did not hide his anger after watching his side lose 2-1 at rock-bottom Championship club Bristol City.

The Blues led 1-0 through Daryl Murphy’s goal on the half hour before Lee Martin missed a gilt-edged chance to add a killer second before half-time.

Steve Davies equalised less than two minutes after the restart and, after home keeper Tom Heaton pulled off a super double save late on, ex-Town striker Jon Stead grabbed a 90th minute winner.

With Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday both winning, Town have dropped to 21st in the Championship table. And although the gap to the drop zone remains at six points, the bottom three all have a game in hand.

When asked for his reaction afterwards, the visibly angry McCarthy said: “Livid, p***ed-off, annoyed, angry, disappointed.

“We let them off the hook and should have won the game.

“The miss (from Martin) certainly gave them a lift and we should have been 2-0 up there’s no question about that.

“The goal we conceded straight after half-time was awful, ala Aston Villa. It was a great goal by them, but it shouldn’t happen. We’ve got three defenders marking two – it just shouldn’t happen.

“We’ve made a great chance to win the game ourselves, but then one ball up the middle takes three defenders out. It shouldn’t happen.

“We’ve had the best of the chances in the game, but we’ve lost it so there’s no point me talking about what might have been.

“What is happened is we’ve been beaten and I see the others around us have won.

“I really should be delighted with the performance in the main, but I’m not – because we’ve lost the game. Results determine how I feel over the weekend and I’m going to feel p****d off.”

With David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy forming a promising strike partnership, McCarthy said: “There will be positives for me to take when I’ve calmed down, but that’s not for this moment in time. You’re asking me how I feel and I feel like there’s a pretty dark, horrible cloud over me at the minute.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Nearly 60 per cent of Ipswich Town fans would like to see Luke Chambers start in the heart of the Blues defence, alongside Adam Webster, when the Championship season begins next Saturday.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he is prepared to play a waiting game to sign the right striker before the transfer window shuts.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy won’t sacrifice results to satisfy supporters’ thirst for more attractive football at Portman Road this season.

Colchester United manager John McGreal insists his players still have a lot of room for improvement, ahead of the U’s League Two opener at Accrington Stanley, next Saturday.

Ipswich Town beat Colchester United 1-0 in a pre-season game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium last night. Stuart Watson gives his thoughts.

Summer signing Joe Garner scored his sixth goal of pre-season as Ipswich Town defeated Colchester United, 1-0, in a friendly at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Mick McCarthy has named a team mixed with youth and experience for tonight’s pre-season friendly at Colchester United.

Ipswich Town head to local rivals Colchester United tonight, as the Blues’ preparations for the new Championship season step up a notch.

The best young female footballers in the region will be coming to Ipswich Town as the club saw off strong competition from other teams to partner the Football Association and host the FA Women’s U21 East Region Academy.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is confident he will have a striker signed before his side’s Championship opener against Birmingham City, at Portman Road, in just 11 days’ time.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24