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1 April 2017

Not happy with display but another point towards the target says Mick

Mick McCarthy acknowledged Town were far from their best against Birmingham but was happy to take the point as Blues edged closer to safety. 

Grant Ward’s freakish goal cancelled out Jonathan Grounds’ opener to lift Town six points clear of the relegation zone. 

“We started the day five points clear and now we are six so that is the positive,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“I am not going to stand here and say we played well and I'm not happy about it but I’ll take the point, especially after going behind. 

“We played Didz behind the two strikers but it didn’t go the way we set out to achieve. Their goal was dreadful from our defence and it changed the game. It certainly changed the atmosphere and Bart made a big save for us when we were a goal down. 

“We got a lucky break with our goal but we’ve not had much of that this season and in the end we got something out of the game.

“It’s about getting the points that will keep us in this league. That is the only thing that matters at the moment.

“It wasn’t an easy atmosphere to play in after we went behind but we caused that by going behind. If we are two up, the atmosphere will be entirely different.”

Mick added that Cole Skuse suffered concussion in the first-half and is likely to miss Tuesday’s game against Wigan and Saturday’s trip to Fulham.

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

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