Mick McCarthy wary of Sheffield Wednesday’s improved form
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Sheffield Weds v Ipswich: IPSWICH Town manager Mick McCarthy is fully aware of the threat that Sheffield Wednesday pose ahead of his side’s match at Hillsborough this afternoon.
Just like Town, the Owls have undergone a superb revival in the second-half of the campaign – claiming 39 points from a possible 66.
“I watched them at Millwall,” said the Blues boss. “Sheffield Wednesday are a big, powerful team and they’ve got some decent players in amongst that. One of them, (Seyi) Olofinyana, I had at Wolves. He’s a nice, talented footballer. The wingers have got a bit of pace too. It will be a difficult game for us there.”
The Blues boss – who started his career playing for the Owl’s Yorkshire rivals Barnsley – joked: “It’s always alright for me going because I’m from Barnsley and we love each other Sheffield and Barnsley!
“I’m still remembered for launching Terry Curran into one of the stands there! It’s always a nice happy place for me to go.
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“It’s a great ground. I’ve been an watched semi-finals there. When I was playing at Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday was a big club with a big ground that everyone aspired to really.”
– See today’s EADT for full match preview. For live match updates fro Hillsborough, follow @Stuart_Watson and @ChrisBramms on Twitter.
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