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9 April 2016

Mick unhappy with Luke yellow and 'foul' on Skusey and concedes Play-Offs look out of reach

Mick McCarthy said anything that could go wrong, did go wrong after watching his side go down to Brentford at Portman Road and conceded reaching the Play-Offs is virtually impossible now. 

Luke Hyam was dismissed before the break for two yellow cards, the first for a challenge that saw Alan Judge stretchered off in the first few minutes with a suspected broken leg. 

Liam Feeney scored his first goal for Blues late on but it proved to be a consolation after a brace from Lasse Vibe and an opener from Sam Saunders gave the Bees a 3-1 win. 

“It was one of those days when anything that could go wrong did go wrong,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“From that first tackle from Luke when Judgey has got injured. I didn’t understand why he got booked. He got the ball but his momentum has carried him through. 

“I love Judgey. I tried to sign him here and no one wants to see a player injured.  I think that affected us more than it did them. It certainly affected Luke and I thought about taking him off. There was a long time left in the game though and I wanted to wait until half-time. 

“I’m not into excuses but their first goal was a foul on Skusey. The ref had the whistle to his mouth. I asked him why it wasn’t given and his assistant said Skusey slipped. I didn’t see it that way at all. I don’t think many people did. 

“Luke was silly with his second yellow card. It was a bad tackle on him but he shouldn’t have reacted the way he did. 

“It was always going to be a tough ask with 10 men but the players showed a lot of character and guts.

“We are eight points off the Play-Offs now. We will keep going but it looks impossible for us now. I can’t see it.”

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