Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy 'no regrets' on changes
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has said he had no regrets about the six changes he made for Tuesday's 2-0 League Cup
Strikers Daryl Murphy and David McGoldrick, who started Saturday's loss at Reading, were replaced by Frank Nouble and Paul Taylor as Ipswich were undone by the League One side.
"No regrets at all," McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk.
"They're first-team players. The two centre forwards have got to play."
McCarthy, who once made 10 changes to his Wolves side to face Manchester United, also brought in Frederic Veseli and Christophe Berra in a defensive reshuffle to cover for injuries to Aaron Cresswell and Tyrone Mings.
Paul Anderson was handed his first start while keeper Scott Loach made way for youngster Dean Gerken.
"I doubt I can play David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy every week at that intensity," said McCarthy.
"Freddie has got to play. My left-back was injured, I couldn't do anything about that. There weren't that many changes.
"Having been beaten 2-0 at Stevenage I doubt very much the players who have come in are going to be knocking on my door suggesting they should be playing,"
Ipswich will assess the fitness of wideman Jay Tabb for Saturday's visit of Millwall after the 29-year-old came off in the first half with a shoulder injury.
"He thinks he may have got away with it though. I hope that's the case," said the former Wolves boss.
"He's got it strapped up and in a sling at the moment."