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29 March 2014

Boss happy to take point as Blues stay firmly in Play-Off picture

Mick McCarthy felt Town created enough chances to have beaten Forest at Portman Road but he was happy enough to take the point at the end of a great week’s work for Blues. 

Town followed up the wins over Brighton and Derby with a 1-1 draw against the Play-Off rivals, Daryl Murphy’s second-half goal cancelling out Danny Collins’ opener on four minutes. 

“Seven points from nine is a great return and I would have taken that at the start of the week,” Mick told Ipswich Player. 

“We were guessing their side but we didn’t guess the one they put out and they caused us problems in the first-half but what really caused us problems was going behind after four minutes. 

“To be fair, it was a magnificent delivery and an even better header from Danny Collins. He put it in the only place he could to find the net. 

“They are a good side Forest and played well first-half. Dean Gerken was man of the match in the first 45 minutes but [Karl] Darlow was definitely the man of the match in the second-half. 

“We battered them in the second-half and would have won the game but for the three top saves he made. 

“Murph was terrific for us again. He has that number nine on his back, he’s loved here. It feels like home for him and we’ve seen the benefit of that.

“In the end it was a fair result and a decent point in what has been a good week for us. We’ve seen the other results and we’re still right in there.”

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