Ipswich Town fan Russell Claydon says Mick must start with the defence

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The honeymoon was quickly followed by the reality check as Mick McCarthy was given a front row seat of just what he has inherited with this fragmented squad.

A lack of pace, creativity, leaders, square pegs playing in round holes, and a propensity to shoot ourselves in the foot time and time again.

Tuesday night’s 5-0 defeat at Selhurst Park was unfortunately the real Ipswich Town, while Saturday’s 1-0 win at Birmingham was everything we haven’t been; committed, resilient, sharp and hard-working.


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