|McCarthy: Players Will Still Want to Win at Burnley Fri 03rd May 2013|
Town boss Mick McCarthy expects his players to show their competitive nature at Burnley on Saturday, despite having secured their Championship place for another season by beating Birmingham last weekend (KO 12.45pm). The Blues manager has promised changes to his team for the final game of the 2012/13 campaign.
|McCarthy to Ring the Changes at Villa Fri 04th Jan 2013|
Manager Mick McCarthy is set to field a much-changed side as the Blues travel to Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup. The Town boss yesterday confirmed that with various loanees departed or unavailable, keeper Scott Loach, right-back Elliott Hewitt and striker Michael Chopra will start, while the club have received confirmation that new signings David McGoldrick and Aaron Mclean were registered in time to play.
|McCarthy: Make the Most of Your Chance Fri 04th Jan 2013|
Mick McCarthy is urging Michael Chopra, Elliott Hewitt, Scott Loach and the other fringe players who will come into the side for Saturday's FA Cup tie at Aston Villa to make the most of their chance. The Blues boss is forced to make a number of changes due to the unavailability of loanees, while he will also look to rest players who have been involved throughout the Christmas period.
|McCarthy Delighted to Sign Kisnorbo Thu 03rd Jan 2013|
Town boss Mick McCarthy says he’s delighted to have added Leeds centre-half Patrick Kisnorbo to his squad ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Aston Villa. The Blues manager has also revealed that short-term signing Kelly Youga will not be retained when his contract is up in the middle of this month.
|Hewitt to Start at Villa Thu 03rd Jan 2013|
Town boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed that 18-year-old right-back Elliott Hewitt will start for the Blues for the first time in Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Aston Villa. Striker Michael Chopra and keeper Scott Loach will also be in the starting XI.
|Kisnorbo Joins On Loan Thu 03rd Jan 2013|
Town have signed Australian central defender Patrick Kisnorbo on loan from Leeds until January 29th. The 31-year-old former Leicester man is available for Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Aston Villa.
|McCarthy Delighted With Centre-Halves Thu 03rd Jan 2013|
Town boss Mick McCarthy says he’s delighted with his central defensive pairing Tommy Smith and Luke Chambers. The Blues boss has stuck with the partnership – along with full-backs Bradley Orr and Aaron Cresswell – for the last eight games
|McCarthy Hoping for Busy January Wed 02nd Jan 2013|
Manager Mick McCarthy says he’s hoping for a busy January transfer window as he looks to add to his squad. Striker DJ Campbell is his top target, while the Blues boss has previously said he wants to keep all of his remaining loanees.
|Duo Unavailable for Aston Villa Tie Wed 02nd Jan 2013|
Town have confirmed that they will be without loanees Stephen Henderson and Bradley Orr for Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie at Aston Villa. Neither West Ham nor Blackburn have given permission for their players to be involved in the competition.
|Town 0-3 Brighton Tue 01st Jan 2013|
Town fell to a home defeat for the first time under Mick McCarthy’s management as Brighton left Portman Road with a 3-0 victory. The visitors were 2-0 up at the break via Dean Hammond and Craig Mackail-Smith, then with the Blues failing to seriously threaten throughout, Wayne Bridge added the third midway through the second half.
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