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6 February 2016

Mick happier with second-half showing but rues winner as injuries start to mount

Mick McCarthy felt Town looked the more likely winners in the second-half after conceding Rangers were dominant before the break. 

Bart  Bialkowski produced two or three brilliant saves in the first 45 minutes to take Town in at half-time on level terms but he was eventually beaten three minutes from time by Matt Phillips. 

“Our second-half performance merited a point but they were the better side in the first-half and Bart kept us in it with some great saves,” said the Town boss.

“They are a good side and coped with the conditions better in the first-half but it was much more equal after half-time and I felt we were the more likely to win it. 

“We got done in the middle of the park for the goal, Polter [Sebastian] handled it but we should never have let him get away.

“We could have scored at the end, I don’t know how the ball didn’t go in but I know how they feel now with us scoring right at the end against them on Boxing Day.”

Town lost Ryan Fraser in the last minute with a hamstring injury and the injuries are starting to mount up.

“It looks a bad one for Ryan. We will know more tomorrow. Skusey has a problem with his ankle and Luke Hyam pulled up with his calf yesterday,” added Mick. 

“We may have to look at the loan market if the injuries start to add up.”

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