MICK’S THE MAN: Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme backs Ipswich Town to stay up after Mick McCarthy appointment

MICK McCarthy’s top priority will be helping Ipswich Town move away from the Championship drop-zone.

But the new man, and his number two Terry Connor, is perfectly equipped for the task, according to his former Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme.

“I’m delighted for Mick and Terry. I know Terry was dying to get back into football,” Ikeme told the Birmingham Mail.

“They did really well at our club and I’m sure they’ll do the same for Ipswich.

“Ipswich is a club that suits them. They’ve been in the Premier League before, they’ve got a good history and good fan-base.

“I know they’re not doing great at the minute but as soon as they get in there they’ll start to turn it around – as Mick has done wherever he’s been.”

Ipswich are currently bottom of the Championship, four points adrift and winless in a dozen matches.

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But Ikeme said: “I really wouldn’t think they’d struggle, although you never know in football.

“Mick’s got a lot of experience and Ipswich have got a lot of good players.

“For some reason it hasn’t worked for Ipswich this season but Mick and ‘TC’ will go in there and genuinely will get the best out of them. They won’t be bottom for long, that’s for sure.”

The Mail have also speculated whether McCarthy’s chief scout Dave Bowman and European scout Ian ‘Taff’ Evans will follow him to Ipswich.