Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy wants consistent fans' backing

By Chris OsborneBBC Sport
Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has called for more backing from fans when the team are not at their best.

Town have won their last three games, but there were grumbles after a 2-2 draw with Huddersfield two weeks ago.

"I get people's frustration and annoyance when you give up a two-goal lead," McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"But that is when we need the support - it is the vital time we need the support. That's when I support my players and I need a bit of support."

Town's ups and downs
Ipswich start the season with just one league win in five - including derby defeat by Norwich City
Win four consecutive games, scoring eight goals and conceding one
Embark on a run of five games without a win, culminating in surrendering a two-goal lead in 2-2 draw with Huddersfield
Three straight wins puts Town fourth in the table and a point off second

The draw with the Terriers at Portman Road on 25 October meant Ipswich had gone five games without a win - although four of those results were draws - and were down to 10th in the table.

Since then, the Suffolk side have beaten Blackpool, Wolves and Watford, and are now fourth following Saturday's 1-0 win over the Hornets.

"We've had a good week haven't we?" added McCarthy.

"Two weeks ago I got booed off and I was seriously angry about it. It just shows how it changes around. But I know it changes around, I just need results.

"We're all in it together and you stick with us. In doing that you have a chance of being successful.

"I'm not having a go at anybody, I'm just saying that's how you create an environment where you're hard to beat."

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