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12 March 2016

We should have got something says Mick but he rues manner of Cardiff winner in 'flat' clash between Play-Off chasers

Mick McCarthy felt Town did enough to get something from the game but blamed shambolic defending for the goal that proved decisive at Cardiff. 

Bruno Ecuele Manga was left alone to head in from Peter Whittingham’s corner on 18 minutes and it proved enough to give the Bluebirds the points. 

“The game was going nowhere when they scored and there was hardly a chance at either end in the 90 minutes but we lost it to a bad goal from our part,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD.

“We lost possession in the middle of the park that led to the corner and then it was shambolic the way we defended from there. I could see Manga had a free run from where I was so he should have been picked up. It’s fine details and it’s cost us.

“To be fair to them they did to us what we have been doing to teams, turning them around, getting corners and free-kicks. 

“They sat deep in the second-half and defended well and it was difficult to break them down. 

“Our fans were terrific, they have travelled miles again but it was a flat game, a flat atmosphere really in a game between two clubs chasing the Play-Offs. Although we didn’t do enough to win the game, we did enough to get something out of it. 

“The result has knocked us back a bit and obviously makes the Blackburn game important and we will have to play well to beat them.”  

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