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MICK PROUD OF HIS PLAYERS

14 February 2017

Boss hails another impressive display but rues loss of Lawrence

Mick McCarthy said he was proud of his team after watching Blues take a well deserved point at second in the table Brighton. 

Luke Chambers gave Town an early lead but Tomer Hemed had the Seagulls level before the break from the penalty spot after Bruno was judged to have been pulled back by Emyr Huws. 

“The players have been great and I’m really proud of them,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“This was no backs to the wall performance. Their ‘keeper made the big saves and kept them in it. We definitely deserved the point. 

“Getting a point here against a really good team pleases me obviously but looking at the performance, the fact that we didn’t let our guard down, we didn’t concede a silly goal, especially when you look at the injuries we’ve got. That was very rewarding. 

“Emyr had six stitches in a cut, Chambo was down for a long time after his goal. That shows the mettle of the man to get in there and score as he did and then play as he did after taking a heavy knock.”

Referee Roger East booked six Town players including Tom Lawrence, who will now be banned for the Leeds and Norwich games after collecting 10 yellow cards. 

“The assistant gave the penalty and I don’t blame Bruno for going down when he feels a tug on his shirt,” added Mick. 

“Tom was booked for dissent and it’s very disappointing because we will miss him for two big games now. He’s got to learn from that. 

“As for the referee, if I can’t say anything good about his display I don’t say anything so I’ll leave it at that!”

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


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