McCarthy set to make changes to his stalling side for Sheffield Wednesday visit

Mick McCarthy issues instructions to his players at Rotherham

Mick McCarthy issues instructions to his players at Rotherham

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has hinted he will make changes to his starting line-up for tomorrow night’s visit of Sheffield Wednesday to Portman Road.

With his side now down to fifth in the Championship standings following just four points gained from a possible 15, the Blues boss was asked how he’s going to halt his side’s mid-season slump following Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Rotherham. He said: “Well, we’re not changing bodies around, that’s for sure. We won’t bring shed loads of players in and change it all about. I don’t see any reason for that because the players have been great. “They will have a dip. I might have to look at freshening it up with the players I’ve got. We’ll just keep going.” McCarthy has said in the past that he always tries to stay level-headed amidst the hero-to-zero nature of fickle football fandom. “That’s all you can do,” he said. “You can’t let acclaim go to your head and start thinking you’re something you’re not – which I’ve never really had trouble with to be honest. And I’ve never really had trouble coping with people giving me abuse either. I don’t think we’re at that stage yet though are we?” With promotion rivals Bournemouth, Derby, Middlesbrough, Brentford, Watford and Norwich all winning at the weekend, McCarthy added: “There are some good teams in and around us and I’ve got no doubt we’ll be scrapping right to the end of the last game to make sure we’re in with a shout at promotion.” The Blues boss has always said that he may look to utilise the emergency loan window. sked if Saturday’s result speeds up his search for new recruits, he simply replied: “I can’t do it until Monday (today).”


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