Ipswich Town boss reveals reasons why he turned down chance to play Nottingham Forest fixture tonight

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has revealed he was given the option to play Sunday’s game at Nottingham Forest this evening, but turned it down for a number of reasons.

The switch was made on the advice of Nottinghamshire police with Notts County at home to Gillingham tomorrow.

“I was asked if we could play it Friday or Sunday,” said McCarthy.

“I didn’t want to play Sheffield Wednesday, on the Tuesday, and then come back (to Ipswich) and go straight back when we then have no games for two weeks.

“Secondly, I did not want to play under the lights at Forest because the atmosphere is better and three, it suits me to play it on Sunday.

“There is a bit of time for us between games, because there is travelling involved again, and then we have 13 days off (for the international break).”

Town’s next game after Sunday’s encounter is at home to Blackburn on October 18.

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