Mick McCarthy hails Ipswich Town strike partnership

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy reacts to his side's 2-1 win at home to Huddersfield Town.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has praised his side's strike partnership of David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy following their 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town.

Both players found the net as the Tractor Boys came back from a goal down after Daniel Ward was on target for the hosts in the first period.

"Daryl Murphy was a real physical presence and had a couple of other chances beforehand. But like all centre-forwards, he wants to score," Sky Sports News quotes McCarthy as saying.

"Murphy and David McGoldrick are a good partnership, our best partnership. Diddsy [McGoldrick] is a more technical footballer, but Murphy is more powerful, aggressive and better in the air.

"If you could put them together, you would have one hell of a player - but then they wouldn't be here."

McCarthy went on to say that 2-1 was a fair result, but admitted that his side rode their luck at times, almost falling behind early on to a James Vaughan penalty that was kept out by Ipswich keeper Dean Gerken.

"I thought it was a great result and a fair one," he added. "It was a bit touch-and-go either way. I didn't think it was a penalty in the first half - so Vaughan got his just desserts.

"But we showed a great response to their goal and we have a great spirit at the club. People care about their mates, the team and the club."

The result leaves Ipswich in ninth place in the Championship.

Ipswich's Daryl Murphy in action against Barnet during a friendly match on July 20, 2013
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