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5 April 2016

Boss concedes Town need fantastic run-in to stay in Play-Off hunt after stalemate against Addicks

Mick McCarthy conceded Town are in must-win territory now with six games left to play and seven points adrift of the Play-Offs. 

Ben Pringle and Jonathan Douglas both went close to breaking the deadlock against Charlton but the visitors had chances as well and Bart Bialkowski denied Igor Vetokele late on. 

“It’s a result that hasn’t done any favours to either of us,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD, with Charlton remaining in the relegation zone. 

“We threw everything at it and it wasn’t for the lack of trying - it never is - but we weren’t good enough on the ball to win the game. 

“They played with a freedom and I haven’t a clue why they are down at the bottom. They’ve got some good players and they deserved the draw, they could have won it at the end. 

“I felt before the game that we are at the must win stage with games running out and we are certainly in that now with a gap of seven points. 

“I’ve told the players though that we have to stick together and we will. There are no bad eggs in the squad. We will go out and get as many points as we can over the rest of the season and see where it takes us. Hopefully that will be in the Play-Offs but that is looking increasingly unlikely.”

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

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