McCarthy hails defenders
Mick McCarthy paid tribute to his Wolves side, while Jim Magilton called Ipswich's display 'embarrassing'.
Last Updated: 23/08/08 7:23pm
Mick McCarthy paid tribute to his Wolves side following the 2-0 victory over Ipswich, while opposing manager Jim Magilton admitted he had been 'embarrassed' at times.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Dave Edwards found the target as Wolves maintained their unbeaten start to the season and climbed to second in the Championship table.
McCarthy was thrilled with the performance of his whole side but heaped particular praise on defenders Richard Stearman and Neill Collins, who has come in for injured captain Jody Craddock.
"Our goalkeeper hardly had a save to make and they didn't have many chances," said McCarthy.
"It was important to keep a clean sheet at some stage and much of the credit has to go to Richard Stearman and Neill Collins.
"Collins, especially, is much maligned at times but certainly deserves a special mention.
"It was a good team effort but I was especially pleased with the back four.
"I enjoyed it - it was a good performance. We deserved to win and I don't think anyone can argue with that.
"We came here last year and played very well, yet got slapped 3-0."
Magilton agreed that Wolves had been the better side and criticised his own men for a poor performance.
Ipswich had won 3-0 at Burnley last weekend but Magilton concedes he may now have to venture back into the transfer market.
He said: "It was embarrassing at times.
"Wolves played with pace, dictated the tempo and we were well beaten by the better side.
"We didn't start well and they capitalised on our sloppiness. We kept giving them possession and you just can't afford to do that against such a decent side as Wolves.
"We didn't show any work ethic and it was so different from last Saturday, when we had to roll our sleeves up and compete.
"We have to show a willingness to do the fundamental things in a game. They did it better than us and we couldn't get any kind of foothold.
"This result certainly hastens the search for new players. Maybe one or two of the lads have outlived their days here."