Ipswich Town: Mick McCarthy 'worried' by winless run

Mick McCarthy
Mick McCarthy's best finish in the Championship as Ipswich Town boss was sixth place last season

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has admitted he is concerned by his side's current winless run of six games.

Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at Hull saw the early Championship leaders drop to 11th in the table.

"There's nothing that anybody can say to me that's going to make me feel any better," he told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"We're having a real tough time and it's a worry, but the only thing we can do is get back at it, get to Nottingham Forest and see if we can beat them."

The Tigers scored twice near the end of the first half through goals from Alex Bruce and Chuba Akpom, before David Meyler sealed the win.

Alex Bruce
Former Ipswich Town player Alex Bruce opened the scoring in the 38th minute of Tuesday's game

And McCarthy said he made sure that Steve Bruce's side did not make the scoreline any more embarrassing.

"Hull did show some quality, and at the end, I shouldn't be doing it, but I'm putting Brett Pitman on and leaving one up front to make sure it doesn't turn out any worse, because we weren't going to win it 4-3, that's for sure.

"They look a good side, but I'm not happy with our performance.

"When we're in the game like that, we can't just let the game slip, and that's what we did. It's two or three little mistakes that cost us.

"Their heads didn't go down, they kept going, working and trying and we've got to keep doing that. If we ever let that go we're in real trouble."