Mick McCarthy: Ipswich manager praises Brett Pitman work ethic

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Brett Pitman scored 37 goals in 97 appearances for Bournemouth before joining Ipswich in June

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.

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