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10 January 2015

We weren't at our best but decisions didn't go our way says Mick

Mick McCarthy felt his Town side were nowhere near their best against Derby but were also on the wrong end of some crucial decisions by the officials. 

Chris Martin’s goal just before the hour separated the teams after he capitalised on a mistake by Tommy Smith, whose header fell short of ‘keeper Bart Bialkowski. 

“It wasn’t a great game. It was an error that separated the teams and that’s all it took,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player. 

“Tommy came in and apologised and I told him he had nothing to apologise about. He has been magnificent. 

“The wind probably didn’t help. It might have held the ball up but if you let the ball bounce, you are going to have a problem. 

“We didn’t get any luck today and I don’t think we were aided and abetted by the officials. It was a penalty in the second-half. The ball has hit his arm [Richard Keogh]. Even their bench were nodding it was a penalty.

“John Eustace took Didz out in the first-half as well when we were breaking. It should have been a red card. He had already had a yellow so he’s got to go.” 

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Mick now.


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