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Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy and assistant Terry Connor have extended their stays at Portman Road.
Breaking news: Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor have agreed new three year deals at Portman Road, until 2017. #ITFC
The extensions had an immediate impact on the playing staff, it seems:
Breaking news: Stephen Hunt agrees new one year contract at Portman Road. #ITFC
It's safe to assume Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy will not be accepting any criticism for his team's 1-1 draw at Leeds on Tuesday night.
Danny Guthrie scored a stunning goal 15 minutes from time to hand Reading a 2-1 victory over Ipswich on their return to the Championship.
Jay Tabb had opened the scoring for Ipswich against his former club, but his early effort was cancelled out by Adam Le Fondre in first half stoppage time.
And it was Guthrie who left the best until last, giving Scott Loach little chance of keeping out his fearsome strike.