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1 March 2015

Mick reflects on key save to deny Freddie as crucial moment in derby

Mick McCarthy said John Ruddy’s save from Freddie Sears was a critical moment in the game. 

The Norwich ‘keeper did superbly to deflect Sears’ strike over the bar after the Town frontman threatened to cancel out Bradley Johnson’s opening goal. 

“There wasn’t a lot in the game and there wasn’t a lot between the two teams but it’s stating the obvious, the difference was their two goals,” said the Town boss. 

“We could have done better with their first goal but it was a fantastic strike in the end. 

“Their second one has taken a deflection so they had a bit of fortune with that. We didn’t have any luck in front of goal. It wasn’t our day. 

“We had chances. Freddie did really well with the chance he had after their goal but it was a great save from the ‘keeper.  He hit it well but you have to give Ruddy credit and it was a big moment in the game. 

“It’s disappointing, obviously but we’ve gone another game Wednesday and we will go again. We’re in the top six and the players have been fantastic this season. What are we, three points off the top two? That remains the target, the top two. If we can’t make that, then we will aim for the top six. If we achieve that, we’ve had a great season.”   

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