Mick McCarthy: Ipswich manager praises Brett Pitman work ethic
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy has praised striker Brett Pitman after he played as a makeshift winger in their 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday.
Pitman, 27, joined the Tractor Boys in June and made his league debut in an unfamiliar left-flank role on Saturday.
"I think that just epitomises what this club is all about now," McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk.
"We're all in it together - the fans, the players, the staff, everybody, so there's a great feel about the place."
He continued: "I put a centre forward on to go and play up front and then I asked him to play wide left and he's tracking [Wednesday right-back] Jack Hunt all the time, never let him get a cross in.
"I just thought he was brilliant and if that epitomises a team of mine then I'll take that all day long."
Ipswich are sixth in the Championship after two games, having drawn 2-2 in their opening fixture at Brentford.