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30 September 2017

Mick rues bad luck but admits Robins deserved the points

Mick McCarthy said Town were unfortunate to concede two deflected goals but admitted Bristol City deserved the win.

Martyn Waghorn took his goal tally to six for the season with a close range finish just before half-time but the Robins were two up by then and Bobby Reid’s deflected shot sealed the win late on, with Town appealing for offside.

“Tom Adeyemi nicked his hamstring in the warm-up so that didn’t help, though Tristan [Nydam] did very well and then they got a deflection for an early goal,” explained the Town boss to iFollow Ipswich.   

“That goal knocked us back a bit and they got as deflection for the third goal so they got lucky with that and it looked offside.

“The lad [Aden Flint] went to flick it for the third goal so he has made an attempt to touch the ball. The offside rule, who knows what it is now and it could have been offside. The assistant flagged but was overruled.

"I’m not going to say they didn’t deserve to win though They played well and were the better side on the day.

“We have been the league’s top scorers but we have conceded a lot as well. That is our achilles heel at the moment and it has to be resolved.”

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

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