Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy calmed his critics following a satisfying 3-0 home victory on Tuesday night over relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic, which was their first win in nearly two months.
The Tractor Boys faced a number of changes ahead of the match at Portman Road; midfielder Cole Skuse would be out after suffering a concussion at the weekend.
Tom Lawrence was also absent but Jonny Williams was welcomed on the bench and Emyr Huws started the game.
David McGoldrick got the hosts ahead in the 22nd minute as we was able to calmly slot home past Wigan goalkeeper Matt Gilks.
Their lead was then doubled moments later as the 29 year-old teed up his attacking team-mate Freddie Sears and he was able to finish the ball into the corner.
The two paired up again in the closing stages of the game as Sears picked up his second of the night.
Ipswich Town remain sitting 17th in the Sky Bet Championship table but it does create a nine point gap between themselves and the drop – it was McCarthy’s first set of three points since the 14th February when they won at Aston Villa.
Here is how Ipswich supporters reacted to the result on Twitter….
More or less safe now after results went are way tonight. Watch mick flood the team with youth players now #itfc
— Simo (@SIMOitfc) April 4, 2017
That's what was required, clean sheet and 3 goals. Get in!!! #itfc
— Simon Bartlett (@simzb) April 4, 2017
Sounded like a very good display. Big win and almost certainly safe. Big summer ahead #itfc
— Paul rice (@P_riceless2) April 4, 2017
Well done for the 3-0 #itfc Not easy playing at PR right now. Will MM see that a more attacking side is what fans want to see? Prob not
— Itfc Australia (@Itfc_australia) April 4, 2017
Liking that bit of breathing space between us and the relegation zone !!! #ITFC
— Nathan Prentice (@NPrentice91) April 4, 2017
Tonight's win is somewhat papering over the cracks but relegation seems a lot less possible now, which is excellent news #ITFC
— George Pennell (@GeorgePennell90) April 4, 2017
Bugger me you wait for a goal a 3 come at once, wait for Freddie and stone me 2 then a clean sheet and 3 points, dreams are made of #itfc
— Lee Green (@GrampianBlue) April 4, 2017