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BOSS TAKES THE POSITIVES

8 March 2016

Opportunity missed concedes Mick but he settles for recent points return

Mick McCarthy said it was an opportunity missed not to move into the top six after letting slip a two goal lead but conceded Bolton deserved a point. 

Blues led through Kevin Bru and Christophe Berra with 18 minutes to go but Lawrie Wilson got the Trotters back in the game and Stephen Dobbie converted  a penalty in the sixth minute of added on time after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was judged to have fouled Wellington Silva.

“Ainsley is broken-hearted but he said he got the ball and the player dived and Chambo says that as well,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“He should have kicked the ball out in the first place so it’s a lesson learnt for him but there is no blame from us. He put in a great delivery for Christophe’s goal and also for Tommy Smith’s header that went just wide. 

“I can’t deny that Bolton deserved something from the game though. They played with gay abandon, threw men forward and Bart kept us in the game at times. 

“I feel sick for the fans who made the journey because we have got so close to winning the game and it is an opportunity missed when you see the other results but if you offered me seven points from the last three games, I would have taken it. I’ll take the positives.

“We go to Cardiff now for another big game on Saturday and although we might not be in that top six, we’re right in there fighting for it.”

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


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