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18 February 2018

Mick praise for performance after Town denied late on

Mick McCarthy praised his players after being denied a derby win with virtually the last kick of the game.

Luke Chambers headed Blues in front on 90 minutes and that looked enough to have ended the Club’s nine year wait for victory against the Canaries until Timm Klose levelled deep into the five minutes of added on time.

“I was delighted with the team’s performance,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“They were terrific, especially in the first-half and when we had to weather the storm, we got blocks in and defended well.

“I’m not sure where the five minutes came from but they have nicked an equaliser at the end. There is disappointment obviously. We switched off for their goal but overall my players were terrific.”

Mick explained his third change late on when Jordan Spence replaced Dominic Iorfa in a like-for-like substitution.

“Dom was cramping up and we had to make a change in that area,” said Mick.

“I think I got the tactics right, despite some of the criticism [from supporters]. If we had gone away winning, it was me that put the team on the pitch and organised the tactics. It was my team that has worked their socks off - for me - for themselves - to get a result so to endure some criticism for that was nonsense but that’s life.

“Everyone keeps reminding me that I’ve not won a derby against Norwich but if I had the £100m budget they’ve had in that time from parachute payments I would have done. For certain. We have matched them over the last few years all the way though.”

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

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