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10 December 2016

Bamba dismissal stopped our momentum but final ball cost us again says Mick

Mick McCarthy felt the red card to Sol Bamba worked against Blues after Town were held to a draw by Cardiff. 

Luke Varney’s goal early in the second-half cancelled out Aron Gunnarsson’s opener following a mistake by Bart Bialkowski before Bamba lost his head and was dismissed 20 minutes from time after confronting the fourth official.

“The game wasn’t going anywhere until Bart’s mistake but I’m not going to be harsh on him because he has been our best player,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD.

“Varns was outstanding for us and deserved his goal and then Sol Bamba lost the plot. Dougie [Jonathan Douglas] caught him. It was a foul but it was ridiculous from there. 

“He tried to get at Dougie but Didz [David McGoldrick] stopped him and then he was right in the face of the fourth official and you can’t do that.

“The referee didn’t have any option but to send him off but them going down to 10 men didn’t do us any favours. 

“We had a bit of momentum at the time but they just camped in and killed time and made it difficult for us and when we did get in, our final ball wasn’t good enough again. 

“Tom Lawrence was a constant threat for us and we need our other attacking players to play with more confidence. How do you get that? By scoring goals and creating chances and we’ve got to keep working at that.”

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