Ipswich Town legend Mick Mills has insisted that Kieran McKenna’s side cannot afford to be headstrong about their style of play all the time.


The Tractor Boys seemed to have dropped two points when Cafu made it 3-3 in stoppage time at Portman Road against Rotherham United.


However, Omari Hutchinson produced a sumptuous finish in the fifth minute of injury to win all three points for Ipswich in a game that finished 4-3.




Mills stressed that Ipswich can either take the three points and forget about their performance or learn something vital from the way they almost dropped points at home against Rotherham.


He insisted that McKenna’s team should not be strong-willed about their style of play when they face a team such as Rotherham who are pressing hard from the front and sometimes, they need to change their style to suit the opponents.



The Ipswich legend feels the home side were very lucky to win the three points on Tuesday night.


Mills said on BBC Radio Suffolk: “It’s one of those nights I think you just really take the result; take the points and you forget everything about the game.



“Unless, you maybe put this one in the back of your head and just say that, if ever we come up against a team on fire like Rotherham were tonight with the system they played and the pressing they were doing, you seriously have to change the way of playing.


“You can’t just be so headstrong and say, we will play the way we are taught to play, regardless of what the opposition are doing.


“You just can’t do that in football.


“There are times when you just have to swallow your pride and say, we will go a different way and you have to do it.


“We have been very fortunate to come out with the three points.”


Ipswich are now level on points with second-placed Leeds United in the Championship standings.