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18 October 2014

We deserved more but we are still learning how to win says Mick

Mick McCarthy felt Town deserved the three points but paid the price for not seeing the game out in the closing minutes against Blackburn. 

Blues were deservedly a goal up following David McGoldrick’s brilliant free-kick following a red card to Matt Kilgallon but another terrific set-piece from Ben Marshall in added on time denied Town the victory. 

“We did enough to win the game,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player. 

“It was a deserved red card. The first was a clear booking and the second, he didn’t get the ball so it’s another booking and he has to go. 

“It was a great free-kick from Didz and we had chances to make it safe after that and that is to our detriment. 

“Their goal was frustrating because we gave the ball away twice when we had possession. If we had kept the ball, we would have won the game. 

“It was a great free-kick but that is what they were looking for, a free-kick or corner. It’s those little things that make the difference, learning how to win the game. That’s us, still learning. Mind you, we should have had a penalty after they scored.

“I’ve told the players, Burnley got promoted last season by winning 1-0. The lads were terrific though. I feel sorry for them because they put so much effort in and didn’t get what they deserved.”    

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