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2 May 2015

We deserve top six place says Mick as he looks forward to derby showdown

Mick McCarthy is relishing an ‘unbelievable’ tie against Norwich in the Play-Off semi-finals after Blues finished in sixth despite a 3-2 defeat at Blackburn. 

Daryl Murphy’s brace took his tally to 27 League goals for the season but Town needed a favour from Reading, who won at Derby, to book a place in the Play-Offs. 

“I would rather have done it ourselves and we didn’t play well but over the season, we deserve to be there,” said the Town boss. 

“I have always said that it’s where you are on May 2 that counts and we are in the Play-Offs with 78 points. 

“I thought someone would get slapped on the last day and in the end it was Derby and not us and I’m delighted about that. 

“If you looked at the possible outcomes on the last day, you would not have picked the one we have ended up with but that’s football. 

“At the start of the season, not many would have picked us for top six but we are there on merit and we now have an unbelievable tie to look forward to against Norwich with a fantastic prize at stake. I’ll relish it.”

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