McCarthy praise for McGoldrick and Hyam

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy Photo: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy praised the contributions of David McGoldrick and Luke Hyam after their latest Championship win over Leeds United.

Hyam provided the assists for both McGoldrick's two goals as they beat Leeds 3-0. Substitute Jay Emanuel-Thomas added the third.

'I didn't think David was having the best of games,' McCarthy admitted afterwards. 'He and Daryl Murphy weren't getting any supply. But like good strikers do, when Luke gets into the box and heads it against the crossbar, he's there to put it in the net, which is what you want. His second goal was a great finish. Delighted with him. He's really contributed since he's been here'.

On Hyam, McCarthy said, 'He's excellent. He's added a bit to his game in terms of going forward, created two of the goals. He's really really developing into a good midfield player, certainly at this level. Delighted with him.'

Meanwhile McCarthy, who faces former club Millwall tomorrow (April 1), doesn't know what points tally will secure Championship safety. They have 49 points but are just four points clear of the bottom three. Fellow strugglers Peterborough United beat leaders Cardiff 2-1 to move out of the relegation zone, while there were wins for Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves.

'If you've lost, you've come off feeling so down then you find out the others have lost. And you come off on such a high when you've won, and everyone else has won,' McCarthy added. 'All we can do is take care of our own performances, our own results. We can worry like hell about everybody else, but we can do nothing about it.'