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2 September 2018

'The players must have loved playing in that atmosphere' says Paul

Paul Hurst said he couldn’t have asked for more from his players after his first derby as Town boss ended in honours even.

Gwion Edwards gave Blues the lead before the hour but Moritz Leitner earned the Canaries a point as Norwich made it 11 derby games unbeaten.

“I loved the occasion. The atmosphere the fans have created has notched up every game since I’ve  been here and it went through the roof today,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“I’m just disappointed that we couldn’t give the fans that win they wanted but it wasn’t for the want of trying.

“We started the second-half on the front foot and I was thinking we need to take advantage and thankfully we did that.

“Their goal was avoidable. They probably scored when they had a spell of possession but it felt like we were on top for longer periods and I think we did enough to win it, without dominating the game.

“We had chances after their goal to get another one. I couldn’t ask for more from the players and I felt if anyone was going to win it, it was us.

“I know derby games are special but we want to get in a position where we are getting that kind of atmosphere every week. It must have been great to play in for the players.

“Obviously we would have liked to have got the bragging rights and put that record to bed but hopefully the fans would have enjoyed a lot of what they saw today.”

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

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