The Ipswich Town players ‘trust Mick McCarthy with their lives’

David McGoldrick fires Town 1-0 ahead during the Ipswich Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Championship) ma

David McGoldrick fires Town 1-0 ahead during the Ipswich Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 30 April 2016. Picture: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The Ipswich Town players remain 100 per cent behind manager Mick McCarthy as he looks to revitalise the Blues for another promotion push, with David McGoldrick insisting he and his teammates ‘trust him with their lives’.

David McGoldrick scores at Derby from the penalty spot

David McGoldrick scores at Derby from the penalty spot

Saturday’s 1-0 win at Derby saw the Blues finish seventh in the Championship, having finished a place higher to make the play-offs the year before, with a seven-game winless run in March and April ending promotion hopes this time around.

While McCarthy’s approach has been questioned by certain sections of the club’s support, with his style of football and a lack of entertainment the main concerns, McGoldrick insisted the players are fully behind their manager.

“Don’t worry about what goes on outside of the changing room, trust me, everyone in there trusts him with our lives,” he said.

“Nobody argues with what he does, the decisions he makes or the signings he makes.

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“His record proves that it and we respect him, he respects us and there’s no question about the fact we respect him.”

While McCarthy looks to revitalise the Ipswich squad for another shot at promotion next season, he will be doing so in a division which will include fallen Premier League giants Aston Villa and, potentially, Newcastle United.

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However McGoldrick insisted clubs of their size shouldn’t intimidate the likes of Ipswich and can’t rely on their name alone to get them promoted.

“We say that every year but the teams which come down aren’t always all that,” he said.

“When Fulham came down we were like ‘wow, Fulham are going to be the best team ever in the Championship, but that wasn’t the case.

“The overall standard is going to be better and there are some big clubs coming down, but Ipswich is a big club and we can’t be scared of anyone.

“Next season will be tough, though.”

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