Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Mutual praise for managers as Ipswich Town head to Leicester City

14:59 16 November 2012

Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester v Ipswich: One has a “wealth of experience”, the other has crafted a side capable of winning promotion to the Premier League.

That is the viewpoint from within the dugouts as Ipswich travel to Leicester today looking to continue their encouraging start under Mick McCarthy.

Against them is a Foxes side, managed by Nigel Pearson, who are winless in four matches but who remain one of the promotion favourites this season.

And there is clearly a lot of mutual respect between both bosses with Pearson backing McCarthy to bring better days back to Portman Road.

The Leicester manager said: “Mick is a good manager with a wealth of experience. He will know the direction he wants to take this team in and how he will want them to play.

“We have to make sure that our performance is such that we make it very difficult for them when they come to the King Power Stadium. “It can be tougher when you face a team with a new manager. There is nothing new there. We have to be aware they will make it difficult for us. “Ultimately if we get our performances right more often than not the results will come.”

McCarthy, equally, has a lot of respect for Pearson and his fifth-placed Leicester side, who have struggled to convert chances into goals of late.

The Town boss said: “They’re a good side. I watched them last week against Nottingham Forest (a 2-2 draw) and I thought they were unlucky not to win that game. I watched it again yesterday and I thought they played brilliant.

“They’ve got good pace in wide areas, a goal threat in David Nugent and Andy King scores from midfield. They’re well-drilled with Nigel Pearson and I think they’ve got really good Championship players in all areas of the pitch. I’ve been impressed with them.

“Nigel is a pal of mine, he is one of my peers when I was playing. We used to play against each other – he is a good guy and he has done very well.

“They are well-balanced and they’ll be threatening the promotion places definitely.”

0 comments

Tom Lawrence has joined Ipswich Town on a season-long loan from Leicester. Photo: ITFC

Ipswich Town new boys Tom Lawrence and Leon Best have both spoken about how the well-known togetherness at the club was a big factor in them putting pen to paper at Portman Road.

Tom Lawrence in action for Wales.

Ipswich Town have signed versatile attacking midfielder Tom Lawrence on a season-long loan from Premier League champions Leicester City.

Leon Best has signed a one-year deal at Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town have confirmed the signing of striker Leon Best on a one-year contract after the free agent impressed during a trial.

Leon Best, pictured in action for Sheffield Wednesday.

Ipswich Town will announce the signing of striker Leon Best today, with the striker set to be the first of many through the door in the next two days.

Town players surround Grant Ward (partially hidden) after he had scored for Town in the first half of Ipswich Town v Preston North End (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 27 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town began life without Daryl Murphy with a scrappy 1-0 victory over Preston North End on Saturday afternoon, their second victory of the season.

Brett Pitman

Brett Pitman staked a claim to fill the boots of Daryl Murphy after helping Ipswich Town to a 1-0 victory over Preston at Portman Road on Saturday.

Daryl Murphy

The departure of Daryl Murphy to Newcastle United could prove to be a blessing in disguise.

Daryl Murphy has completed his transfer from Ipswich Town to Newcastle United.

Daryl Murphy says moving to Newcastle was a ‘no-brainer’ after completing a £3m switch from Ipswich Town.

Daryl Murphy on the ball during the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said he empathised with Daryl Murphy after the 33-year-old striker handed in a transfer request ahead of a move to Newcastle United.

England manager Alf Ramsey and captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet Trophy.

It may be 50 years since Sir Alf Ramsey’s England team won the World Cup - and even longer since he led Ipswich to win the First Division title in their debut season - but affection for the man and what he achieved remains undimmed in his adopted county of Suffolk.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24