Ipswich Town picked up their first victory under Kieran McKenna last night at Portman Road, beating Wycombe Wanderers 1-0.
James Norwood struck the only goal of the game in the 44th minute, as Ipswich picked up a top-six scalp in Wycombe and moved within 10 points of the play-off places.
McKenna spoke to Ipswich’s official media platforms following the game, where he was very realistic about where his side were after the win.
🎥 Kieran McKenna on tonight's 1-0 victory over Wycombe.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) December 29, 2021
Amongst other things, he claimed that losing to Wycombe would have put them out of Ipswich’s reach in the race to wrestle some control back in the race for the play-offs.
Additionally, the new Town boss focused on the battling quality his side showed, before insisting that it was going to be important Ipswich improved on the training pitch.
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Most fans are likeminded in that they aren’t going to get carried away with one win, but the majority are pleased to hear McKenna’s level-headed approach to his new job.
We dive into their reaction to his comments here:
I get the sense the chap might know what he’s doing tactically.
— Chris Nicholls (@ct_nicholls) December 30, 2021
Only 35.. no experience they said!!! Think I’ll take this youngs man’s appointment and go for the long haul, as looks like we are in good hands!! Talks about the bigger picture, confidence, offers no illusions, just the facts!! Work to do, players done the job, crowd as well!!
— Steve Lumley (@SteveLumley13) December 30, 2021
Well done Kieron look forward to seeing you about the place. Great to have a modern coach on board
— stuart logan (@stulogue1010) December 29, 2021
Good interview, good signs. Optimism here for this manager and our beloved #itfc.
— Jim (@MouseSized) December 29, 2021
Very reserved and realistic opinion, i like his style
— Dominic DEAN 📸 (@ddphotograph) December 29, 2021
Vg interview. Level headed about it. Just wants to get on with job in hand. Also like how he praised the fans as carrying the team in the last 10 mins. 👍
— Mary McCourt (@mjcben148) December 29, 2021
Good insightful comments. Level headed . Clear, composed and confident.
— JonW_ITFC (@JonW_ITFC) December 29, 2021
Early early doors but impressed
— AndyQ (@AndyQ20) December 30, 2021