Sheffield Wednesday determined to end Ipswich Town and Mick McCarthy hoodoos

Freddie Sears levels for Ipswich during the Blues' 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in August 2015.

Freddie Sears levels for Ipswich during the Blues' 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in August 2015. - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Sheffield Wednesday are determined to end another league hoodoo when they visit Ipswich Town this weekend.

The Owls have defeated the Blues just once since November 2006 and have fai;ed to beat a Mick McCarthy side in their last 14 attempts.

However, having beaten Derby County at the weekend, thus ending a run of 17 games without a victory over the Pride Park outfit, and having recently won at QPR for the first time in 17 years, the Owls are going for a hat-trick of rare wins.

“The lads have shown so much strength and resilience to come back stronger this season,” said coach Lee Bullen

“There have been a few games that we may not have gone on to win in the past, like against Cardiff and QPR.


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“But we’ve broken down a few walls and hoodoos over the last few weeks.

“It’s the first time in ten years we have won five in a row, it’s the first time since 2000 we’ve beaten QPR away from home, the first time in 17 games we’ve beaten Derby.

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“We’ll see how it goes next week with Mick McCarthy.”

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