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4 March 2017

Mick happy to take draw against Bees and says Town would have lost the game before turnaround

Mick McCarthy conceded Town were fortunate to take a point against Brentford but said that is more than what Blues would have got from the game six weeks ago. 

Emyr Huws’ second goal since arriving on loan from Cardiff in January gave Town the lead but the Bees were level before the break through Nico Yennaris’ expert finish and it was the visitors who looked the more likely winners. 

The draw extended Blues’ unbeaten run to six games, with the Town boss telling Ipswich Player HD: “It was a point we had to scrap all the way for. 

“We have played a lot better than that over the last four or five weeks and not got the points we deserved, today we were fortunate to get something.

"They played well but we stayed in there and I’ll take the point and move on. Six weeks ago we would have lost that game so if you are looking for positives, there’s one.

“Emyr took his goal well. He has helped turn things around for us. He had to come off with a tight hamstring. That’s probably what you get when you don’t play all season and then come in and play the games he has done for us. 

“It wasn’t easy for Tom Lawrence to come back in. He has not played for two weeks and has got a problem with his ankle so he has missed training but the way he has been playing, I had to put him back in. It was tough for him out there though but it was tough for everyone.”

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