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Re-watch today’s Mick McCarthy’s press conference pre Ipswich Town v Sunderland

PUBLISHED: 14:37 25 September 2017

A disappointed Mick McCarthy at Elland Road Picture Pagepix

A disappointed Mick McCarthy at Elland Road Picture Pagepix

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Ipswich Town face newly-relegated Sunderland in a Championship clash at Portman Road tomorrow night (7.45pm ko).

Blues boss Mick McCarthy spoke to the press ahead of that match at lunchtime today and you can re-watch the question and answer session here.

Town lost 3-2 at table-toppers Leeds United on Saturday to slip to seventh in the standings, but there were plenty of positives to take from the performance.

Sunderland, playing outside of the top-flight for the first time in a decade, have made a slow start to life back in the Championship under new boss Simon Grayson.

The Black Cats have just one league win to their name so far, an early 3-1 win at Norwich, and sit in the relegation zone ahead of their 550-mile midweek round trip to Suffolk.

They lost 2-1 at home to Cardiff at the weekend, having already been defeated by Leeds, Barnsley, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest. They’ve drawn against Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Hull.

Bartosz Bialkowski and Ipswich Town still have ‘a couple of things to sort’ before the Polish goalkeeper signs his new contract with the club.

Mick McCarthy shouted ‘f*** off’ in the direction of – but, he insists, not at – Ipswich Town fans after his side took the lead at Norwich on Sunday. Today the Blues boss, who has faced plenty of toxic chants over the last 12 months, was quizzed on the incident ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Cardiff.

Mick McCarthy has no new injury worries for tomorrow night’s visit of Cardiff City but admits he could make changes to his side as he prepares for the second of three games in just seven days.

A Suffolk girl who braved the North Sea for the hospice that cared for her great-grandmother has been named Ipswich Town FC’s “Community Champion”.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock is anticipating another eventful evening when he brings his side to Portman Road tomorrow night.

Ipswich Town welcome a Cardiff side sitting second in the Championship to Portman Road.

Winning games of football is the best way to heal a damaged relationship between touchline and terrace, former Blues boss George Burley insists.

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Ipswich Town Ladies continued their attempt to defend the Suffolk Women’s FA Cup for the fourth successive year with a comfortable 7-1 victory over a spirited Bungay Town Ladies’ at Skyliner Sports Centre in Bury St Edmunds, writes Kieren Standley.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has apologised for any offence he caused while celebrating Luke Chambers’ goal at Norwich on Sunday, but has reiterated he did not aim his comments at the Blues fans.

Match highlights from Ipswich Town’s dramatic 1-1 draw with rivals Norwich in the East Anglian derby.

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