The boss on the Carabao Cup victory

Kieran McKenna praised his players’ bravery as they rallied from behind to beat Wolves and advance to the Carabao Cup fourth round.

Town trailed the Premier League side 2-0 at Portman Road before rallying to win 3-2 due to goals from Omari Hutchinson, Freddie Ladapo, and Jack Taylor.

“I’m just so proud of the players,” Town manager Phil Parkinson said after the game.

“What bravery. We’re 2-0 down after their first two attacks and we’d not started badly, we’d started quite sharply, but we’ve made a mistake and a Premier League side punishes you, then they score a set piece goal.


“It would have been easy at that point to take a backward step off the ball but we stayed brave and kept playing, trying to press and play through the opponent.
“It was an incredible effort to get back into the game and credit to the crowd, firstly for the turnout and then for the way they stuck with the players. But I think by now they know the players deserve that to be fair.

“We got back into the game and played really well in the first half. Terrific on the ball, great bravery, and what a goal to win it.”

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“I thought Jack’s performance, as well as Lee’s (Evans) in the middle of the pitch, was excellent,” the Town Manager said of Taylor’s winning goal, which came from outside the box at the end of a flowing play. To be honest, you could probably say the same thing about every player.


“We’ve just been waiting for that because he has an incredible outside-the-box shot.” He hasn’t had many opportunities to demonstrate it, but when you see him get his head down and wind up the shot, you know it’s going to be a terrific one.”

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