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18 September 2015

Mick settles for a point against Birmingham as Town come from behind again

Mick McCarthy considered it a good week for Town despite being held to a draw by Birmingham at Portman Road. 

Blues went behind to a David Cotterill goal but Brett Pitman’s penalty on the half hour restored parity and although the visitors were pushed back throughout most of the second-half, Town couldn’t find a winner. 

“We’re slightly disappointed. We had the better chances in the second-half and you’re always looking to win your home games but I’ll take the point,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD.

“It’s been good week for us. We had a terrific win at Leeds and after being a goal down to Birmingham, who are a good side and played well here, four points is a good return.”

Town’s equaliser came after Jonathan Spector was judged to have caught Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the box, a decision that angered the away side. 

“They were screaming blue murder when it happened and I wasn’t sure at the time but I have looked at it and it’s a penalty,” added Mick. 

“He doesn’t go to block the cross, he goes to tackle Ainsley and he’s caught him as he has followed through. If that had happened outside the box or on the halfway line, it would be a foul so why shouldn’t it be a foul inside the box?”

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

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