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1 December 2012

Mick delighted with impact from the bench in win at Reebok

Mick McCarthy had praise for all three of his substitutes as Blues came from behind to win at Bolton. 

Daryl Murphy won the penalty converted by DJ Campbell to cancel out Mark Davies' early goal and then Michael Chopra grabbed a late winner for Blues. 

“It was an exceptional strike from Mark Davies for their goal and it wasn’t a good first half. It was pretty awful to be honest as a game and I was quite happy to get them in at the break,” said the Town boss. 

“We made changes in the second-half and it was nice they came off. Andy Drury was knackered  and we put Daryl on and he won the penalty for us. 

“Daryl made an impact. All three substitutes did. Michael Chopra showed the instinct of a goalscorer and I’m pleased for him. He has been excellent since I have been here in the way he has gone about things. 

“He has played in the U21s, has travelled and been on the bench and his attitude has been excellent.  He is a proper player and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was a threat when he went on as well. 

“That is what they are there for though, to go on and make a difference.

“When we got level though, I wanted to go out and win the game and it was great to do that. I think that takes us five points clear of the bottom three but there’s a long, long way to go yet.” 

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