REACTION: McCarthy delighted to see his side get their mojo back in 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday
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Ipswich v Sheff Weds: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy was delighted to see his team get their zip back in a fully-deserved 2-1 come-from-behind home victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
A mix-up between Bartosz Bialkowski and Christophe Berra gifted Kieran Lee a 20th minute opener, but Town turned the match on its head with fine headed finishes from Daryl Murphy (52) and Luke Chambers (68).
The Blues first win in four matches moves them back up to fourth in the Championship table, McCarthy pleased that his decision to make five changes to his starting line-up paid off.
“It was well deserved,” he said., “It would have been a travesty if we’d have lost that one. Listen, it was comic cuts for their goal, we contrived to give another goal away, but we deserved to win that.
“Maybe having some fresh legs in the team helped – it’s bound to do. Most of the lads have played virtually every game and I just thought it was time to see if we could get a bit of zip back in the team. I thought we did to be honest.
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“We could have come in at half-time and felt sorry for ourselves after Murph had just hit the post. We could easily have thought that it just wasn’t going to happen for us again. We had to force it a little bit and scored two good headers.”
Asked if he was relieved to get back to winning ways – following defeats at Brighton and Rotherham, as well as a home draw against Wigan – he said: “Of course. It’s a lot easier to manage and coach and play when you’re winning.
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“It’s about maintaining it now and doing it again on Saturday (at Fulham). We have to cut out the mistakes, because if you don’t make mistakes you have a better chance of winning games.
“In the main throughout this season that’s what we’ve done, but just recently bad mistakes have cost us. There was bad defending Saturday, a mistake against Derby and a bad goal conceded today. We have to cut that out.”