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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Mick eyes run to play-offs

Mick McCarthy
Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy felt his side were worthy winners after securing a 2-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday.

Martyn Waghorn scored both goals for Ipswich, with Lucas Joao equalising at Hillsborough for the hosts.

The results moves the Tractor Boys into the top half of the Sky Bet Championship table, and McCarthy felt his side were good value for their three points.

"I think overall we deserved to win," he said. "It was a right royal scrap in the first half and we matched them in every department.

"We didn't allow them to play and I thought we just shaded it. In the second, we were the better team.

"It was great to see Waggy get two goals - his second was real quality. He's got a wand of a left foot.

"For him now to get his goals, he can calm down a bit and play his game and he'll get more.

"We had a different threat when Freddie (Sears) came on. He runs in behind and stretches it and he was excellent, as he has been.

"They've all played well and it's been a good team performance.

"I still think it's too much for us to make the play-offs, but I didn't say we'd stop trying."

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