Tuesday 13 November 2018

McCarthy: We won't park bus

Ipswich Town Manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images
Ipswich Town Manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: Stephen Pond/Getty Images

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Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy has promised not to park the bus when he returns to former club Wolves hoping to dent their Championship title quest.

McCarthy's old club, which he took to the top flight in 2009, are well placed to return to the Premier League with an eight-point advantage over third-placed Bristol City.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men have scored 42 times in 22 fixtures, more than any other team in the division, though Ipswich have managed the joint-next most with 37 goals, and McCarthy has no plans to set up in a manner solely to frustrate the hosts at Molineux.

"We won't go to park the bus. I haven't tried to park the bus anywhere," McCarthy said.

"They look like a really good side who have good team spirit. When they need to they defend and win 1-0 and I've been impressed by that.

"They look the best team in the league for me so it will be a tough afternoon."

Irish Independent

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