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Mick McCarthy walks off the pitch at Sincil Bank last night

This morning, in the wake of the most humiliating night in Ipswich Town’s history, we ask - is it time for boss Mick McCarthy to go?

Luke Waterfall brings out a fine save from Dean Gerken

Lincoln City skipper Luke Waterfall said it was no coincidence that the Imps overturned Ipswich Town at Sincil Bank, having impressed in the original tie, a 2-2 draw at Portman Road.

Ipswich Manager Mick McCarthy at Portman Road for the FA Cup match with Lincoln City

With Mick McCarthy enduring the most dismal period of his reign at Ipswich Town, and with increasing fan pressure on him to quit his job, CHRIS BRAMMER looks back at the Blues boss’ time in charge at Portman Road and remembers a time when it wasn’t all bad.

Jonathan Douglas makes his way off the pitch after the defeat to Lincoln

Mick McCarthy was embarrassed. The fans were embarrassed.

Town fans at Sincil bank for the defeat against Non-League Lincoln City

Almost five million people witnessed the most humiliating night in Ipswich Town’s history live on television last night as the club crashed out of the FA Cup to Lincoln City.

A stoney faced Mick McCarthy makes his way to the dressing rooms at half-time with the FA Cup tie at 1-1. 07/01/17

Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne has urged disgruntled Blues fans to stick with manager Mick McCarthy, following the embarrassing 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Lincoln City last night.

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons.

Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Lincoln City after the team’s victory over the spluttering Tractor Boys in Tuesday night’s FA Cup tie.

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An unhappy Mick McCarthy at Sincil Bank

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admitted he was ‘embarrassed’ after his team were dumped out of the FA Cup by non-league side Lincoln City tonight.

The Town players come off the pitch after the defeat at Sincil Bank

Nathan Arnold scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as non-league Lincoln City sent Ipswich Town crashing out of the FA Cup in embarrassing fashion.

Mick McCarthy is exasperated on the touchline during the original FA Cup tie against Lincoln City

It’s a game Mick McCarthy probably didn’t want, but nevertheless the Blues are playing Lincoln for the second time this month in tonight’s FA Cup third round replay.

Jordan Spence holds off Freddie Sears at Stadium MK

Jordan Spence says fitness won’t be a problem as he embarks on a new chapter of his career with Ipswich Town.

New ITFC signing Kieffer Moore. Photo: Gregg Brown

Ipswich Town new boy Kieffer Moore is determined to take his second chance in the Championship with both hands.

Adam Webster holds off Lincoln City striker Matt Rhead

Ipswich Town take on non-league side Lincoln City in an FA Cup Third Round replay, at Sincil Bank, this evening.

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Tom Lawrence has been in red hot form for Ipswich

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says there is no point him even asking how much Leicester City would want for Tom Lawrence.

Trialist right-back Jordan Spence (right) challenges Ovie Ejaria for possession

Ipswich Town have signed right-back Jordan Spence on a deal until the end of the season.

Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra remonstrates with the referee at Birmingham.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says yesterday’s Scottish report claiming defender Christophe Berra could leave Portman Road and rejoin his old club Hearts this month is ‘just ridiculous’.

Tom Lawrence gives Ipswich the lead with this first-half free-kick in Saturday's 3-2 home win against Blackburn. Photo: James Ager

Tom Lawrence is in sensational form for Ipswich Town – but he is now the club’s greatest-ever loan player?

Tom Lawrence, team-mates and fans in the North Stand celebrate the loanee's second goal of the game against Blackburn. Photo: James Ager

Could this be the turning point in Ipswich Town’s stuttering season?

New Ipswich Town signing Kieffer Moore watched the win against Blackburn from the Directors' Box. Photo: James Ager

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has told new signing Kieffer Moore not to look at social media after completing a switch from non-league side Forest Green Rovers.

Tom Lawrence puts Ipswich ahead with this free-kick. Photo: James Ager

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has told supporters to enjoy in-form Leicester City loanee Tom Lawrence while they can after he once again proved to be the star of the show, scoring two goals in this afternoon’s entertaining 3-2 win against fellow Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers at Portman Road.

Ipswich players rush to celebrate with goalscorer Tom Lawrence. Photo: James Ager

Tom Lawrence scored yet another wonder goal and was once again the star of the show as Ipswich Town produced a bold, brave and entertaining display under pressure to beat fellow Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers at Portman Road this afternoon – even so they didn’t make life easy for themselves.

Freddie Sears rides a challenge at Blackburn earlier this season

With an FA Cup replay now added to an already packed fixture schedule, will Mick McCarthy prioritise this league game over the knock-out competition?

Kieffer Moore (left) in action for Yeovil.

Ipswich Town are set to sign towering Forest Green Rovers striker Kieffer Moore – and it’s understood that the club has seven-figure plus bids in for THREE other players.

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers. Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers has given a brutally honest interview ahead of tomorrow’s visit of fellow Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers. Here he labels fans’ ‘abuse’ of Jonathan Douglas ‘unacceptable’, talks about being in the dark about a new deal and admits the squad needs the boost of some new signings.

Conor Hourihane, during his time at Ipswich Town

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is preparing to rival Sheffield Wednesday for former Ipswich Town youngster, Conor Hourihane.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says his attempts to bring in fresh faces continue to be knocked back and that his squad is ‘down to bare bones’ ahead of tomorrow’s Championship visit of fellow-strugglers Blackburn Rovers.

Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith

Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith is champing at the bit to get back on the field and help his under-pressure team-mates.

Blackburn Rovers' Liam Feeney (Left) and Newcastle United's Paul Dummett battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match at Ewood Park, Blackburn.

Liam Feeney says Blackburn Rovers will arrive at Portman Road full of confidence tomorrow.

Marcus Stewart celebrates during Ipswich Town's play-off final win against Barnsley in 2000. Photo: JAMIE NIBLOCK.

It didn’t take much for Ipswich Town to persuade Marcus Stewart to make his mid-season switch in 2000, but the Blues legend knows it might be a slightly harder sell for the club right now as they continue to search for a striker.

Preston North End's Jordan Hugill

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson has confirmed that Ipswich Town have shown interest in striker Jordan Hugill.

One young fan in the background gives his thumbs down verdict whilst Mick McCarthy asks a question of the referee as Ipswich draw with non-league Lincoln City on Saturday

Ipswich Town narrowly avoided a banana-skin against Lincoln in the FA Cup third round – but they’ll have to do battle with them once more to make it to the next stage.

Rotherham United's Danny Ward, left

During his four mid-season transfer windows Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has made few signings – the most successful being Freddie Sears.

Graham Taylor has died, aged 72

Former England manager Graham Taylor has died at the age of 72.

Colchester-based project Boots2Africa aims to send one million pairs of football boots to Africa by 2030

Ipswich Town fans are being asked to send their old football boots to Africa, via a local charity, ahead of Saturday’s home game against Blackburn.

Our Ipswich Town magazine Kings of Anglia

If you’re mad about all things Ipswich Town you’ll want to get your hands on our new magazine.

Preston North End's Jordan Hugill

Ipswich Town have reportedly had a seven-figure bid turned down for Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill.

Andre Dozzell goes past the challenge of Lincoln's Matt Rhead

It may not be a match Ipswich Town fans are particularly looking forward to, but there’s plenty of appetite for an FA Cup replay in Lincoln.

Mick McCarthy is exasperated on the touchline during the FA Cup tie against Lincoln City

Ipswich Town fans have called upon manager Mick McCarthy to name a full-strength team for next Tuesday’s FA Cup Third Round replay at non-league side Lincoln City.

Lincoln City keeper Paul Farman punches clear under pressure from Freddie Sears

Ipswich Town’s FA Cup Third Round replay will be shown live on the BBC on Tuesday, January 17.

The FA Cup trophy

The winners of next Tuesday’s FA Cup Third Round replay between Ipswich Town and Lincoln City, at Sincil Bank, will host Championship table-toppers Brighton in the round four.

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