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Watch McCarthy discuss Garner’s fitness, Middlesbrough’s spending power and Blues’ spirit

PUBLISHED: 11:53 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:35 08 December 2017

Watch Mick McCarthy's press conference live. Photo: Archant

Watch Mick McCarthy's press conference live. Photo: Archant

Ipswich Town take on Middlesbrough, at the Riverside Stadium, in a Championship match tomorrow (3pm).

We broadcast Mick McCarthy’s pre-match press conference live right here, and you can watch it back to hear the Blues boss on all the big issues ahead of tomorrow’s game.

The Blues – who are just three points off the play-off places – are looking to make it three successive victories following impressive wins against Derby (1-0 away) and Nottingham Forest (4-2 at home) last week.

Big-spending Boro, among the pre-season promotion favourites following relegation from the Premier League, are two places and three points further back in the table (9th).

Garry Monk’s side have lost three of their last four matches – 2-1 at Leeds, 3-0 at Derby and 2-1 at home to Bristol City.

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.

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.

Suffolk Women’s FA Cup quarter-final

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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.

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”.

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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