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5 October 2014

Mick happy with point but frustrated it wasn't three

Mick McCarthy said it was a good point for Town even though it could have been three with Blues denied by a last minute equaliser at the City Ground.

A brace from Daryl Murphy looked set to take Town to joint top of the Championship until Michail Antonio salvaged a 2-2 draw for Forest. 

“I’m hugely proud of my players and it was a thoroughly deserved point but it feels like a defeat because they have scored right at the end,” said the Town boss.

“If they had equalised on the half hour, it wouldn’t have been so bad but when I look at the game calmly, and I’m starting to do that now, I’ll look at it as a good point. 

“I would have taken the draw if it has been offered to me before and to pick up 15 points from our last seven games, that is a great return and I would have taken that as well.

“ A lot of people see Forest as top two elect and with the squad they have and the money they have spent, they are very capable of that. 

“It was disappointing to concede the goals the way we did, from set-pieces, but Stuart [Pearce] will be just as disappointed with our goals. 

“Murph did fantastically well for both though. They were great goals from our point of view. He’s bang in form and enjoying his football.”   

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