Stick with Mick McCarthy - Ipswich Town managing director urges

A stoney faced Mick McCarthy makes his way to the dressing rooms at half-time with the FA Cup tie at

A stoney faced Mick McCarthy makes his way to the dressing rooms at half-time with the FA Cup tie at 1-1. 07/01/17

Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne has urged disgruntled Blues fans to stick with manager Mick McCarthy, following the embarrassing 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Lincoln City last night.

Manager McCarthy is coming under increasing pressure to quit, having seen his side outplayed in the first game between his Championship side and the National League high-flyers.

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Nathan Arnold’s last-minute goal was enough to give the Imps victory last night and in a statement published by BBC Radio Suffolk, Milne said: “Over the two matches Lincoln City were clearly the better organised team. That resulted in them deserving to win and we should, and have, congratulated them.

“We clearly did not perform to the standard we can do and an example of that is the good win we got against Blackburn last Saturday. However, nobody in the squad takes any pleasure in producing that type of football in front of our great away fans or indeed to the wider television audience.

“As usual Mick had been honest in his after match comments and I have nothing to add to that regarding the game.

“I would add that over the last few days we have added players to the squad and we have bids in for others.

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“So in these difficult times we would ask our fans to stay with Mick and the boys as we make improvements to the squad and get our injured players match fit, as our aim is to return to winning entertaining football as we started to do against Blackburn.”

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