MANAGER’S REACTION: McCarthy accepts the half-time boos after comeback home win over Yeovil
Ipswich v Yeovil: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy accepts his side deserved to be booed off the pitch at half-time of last night’s 2-1 home win over Yeovil.
The Blues dominated the first period but went into the break behind thanks to Joel Grant’s superb 41st minute strike.
Just like in last Saturday’s 3-1 win over Middlesbrough, they then showed plenty of character to turn the match on its head – goals from Daryl Murphy and Aaron Cresswell sealing another fully deserved comeback victory.
“We got the bird going off and I think we deserved it for not being good enough to go in front,” said McCarthy,
“I was livid at our inability to make the final pass – we were trying to score too quickly. We were putting in crosses from bad positions, they were getting blocked and they were breaking on us.
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“We just didn’t do enough of the quality stuff to be in front and I pointed that out to them at half-time.”
The Blues boss – whose side are up to 11th in the Championship table – continued: “I sat in here after the game on Saturday and told everyone that talk of a comfortable evening against Yeovil was rubbish
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“The players have just said it in there – this win was harder than beating Middlesbrough at the weekend.
“I don’t mind getting the bird for not being good enough to be in front when we should have been, I just hope it’s not because anyone thinks Yeovil are beneath our dignity in any way.
“We’re not that good to think we’re just going to roll teams over. You have to earn very single point.
“Our goals eventually came because we stopped trying to cross from rubbish areas and instead worked the ball more. We got our rewards because of that.”
Meanwhile, McCarthy heaped praise on centre-back Christophe Berra after another commanding display from the player he managed to sign on a free transfer from his former club Wolves this summer.
He said: “To get him on a free transfer is bonkers really. He’s been a good player for me and he’s doing the same here. ”
Ipswich now head to newly-relegated Wigan on Sunday just two points adrift of the play-off places.