Cresswell: Squad Buzzing After Boro Win
Friday, 8th Feb 2013 06:03
Town defender Aaron Cresswell and his team-mates enjoyed the feel-good factor as they prepared to head north for Saturday’s clash at Blackburn.
The tonic of last weekend’s convincing 4-0 home defeat of sixth-placed Middlesbrough not only provided the perfect pick-me-up for flu-ridden boss Mick McCarthy, who followed the action via an iPad from his sick bed, but also worked wonders as a morale-booster for everyone at Portman Road.
Cresswell, 23, said: “It’s always good to come in on a Monday morning after we’ve scored four goals, kept a clean sheet and got the three points.
“At the minute all the lads are buzzing and looking forward to Saturday’s game. When you score four and also keep a clean sheet you can’t ask for much more. For us to do it at home, where we haven’t had the best of performances of late, is also good for the fans and for the town.”
Cresswell reflected on the difference in recent months under Mick McCarthy to the period at the start of the current campaign when little was going right for Paul Jewell and his players.
He added: “At the start of the season I wasn’t playing as well as I would have liked but as a team we were getting beaten more or less each week and it wasn’t nice coming into training or for the games.
“You don’t feel confident in that situation but since Mick has taken over we’ve had a good few wins and the lads are now full of confidence going into each game.
“It doesn’t seem to matter what level you are playing at, when a new manager comes in for some reason everything just seems to click.
“When we played Birmingham away in his first game in charge we picked up a win and it just went from there, really, and we’ve certainly picked up a lot more wins since then under him.”
Get a free £25 bet by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £5 and William Hill will match that with a free bet of up to £25. You must enter the promotional code 'F25' when signing up as a new customer.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Comment on Facebook
Blogs 147 bloggers
Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer by prickettboy3
I don’t remember how old I was or even who I first heard this old proverb from, but it stuck with me and is something I have reminded myself of a fair few times over the years.
A Plea For Patience by Edmunds5
One of the biggest things I have noticed in recent times and in particular throughout this season is the feeling of inevitability that a manager will lose his job following a run of poor results or just one or two heavy beatings.
“Time for a Beer. The Season’s Over and We’re Safe” - Notes for the Burnley Game by HarryfromBath
HarryfromBath assesses the mood in the opposition camp ahead of Saturday's game by delving into their forums.
What Have We Learnt? by Pabbingtons
I had originally planned to pen this blog last week before the Birmingham game. It was to be full of praise for Mick McCarthy and the team, but that, looking forward, my original slight concern with his appointment remained, how would Mick develop our football, would we just be hoof ball but with better players?
The Birth of the German Masterplan by Bluetaff
Proper preparation and planning prevents p*** poor performance, the seven Ps – a buzz phrase thrown about with abandon and used as a punchline in meeting rooms all over the English speaking world. I have used it myself many a time but what is pertinent and what is padding?
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]