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15 February 2014

Probably a different game if we had made start pay says Mick

Mick McCarthy conceded Town didn’t do enough to take all three points against Blackpool after failing to take early chances. 

David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy both went close in a first 15 minutes dominated by Blues but Scott Loach was forced into three excellent saves – all from  Faris Haroun – to earn Town a point. 

“We had our chances early on, good chances at that,” the Town boss told the Club website. 

“We didn’t manage to take them and if we had, we might have been talking about a different game. 

“They grew in confidence as the game went on. They haven’t got a bad squad at all., They were all fighting for their manager and over the 90 minutes, we didn’t do enough to win the game.

“I’m not one to make excuses but the conditions didn’t help either side. It was blowing a gale, the pitch was lively as well but it’s another point.”  

Scott Loach came in for Dean Gerken, who reported in with a ricked neck, while Luke Hyam was forced off early through injury.

“Loachy did great. He made a terrific save from Haroun first-half,” added Mick. 

“Luke had to come off with a tight hamstring. We will know more on Monday. 

“Didz ‘opened’ his knee up at the end and Greenie got a kick as well so we’ve got a few to look at.” 

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