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30 July 2022

"Resilience is key and we showed that today"

Kieran McKenna felt Town's performance this afternoon deserved all three points.

The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers, with Lee Evans and Sam Morsy going particularly close for the hosts in the second half.

The visitors had taken the lead through Aaron Morley's penalty in the 25th minute, with Evans levelling for Town seven minutes before half-time.

"I thought the performance deserved the win," Kieran told iFollow Ipswich.

"We were particularly strong in the second half. The first half was typical of an early season game, with a fantastic atmosphere from the fans, but on the pitch the efforts didn't really flow for either side in the first 20 minutes or so.

"The penalty came out of nowhere but in a way it might have been good for us, because after that we threw our shoulders back and the players knew they needed to play.

"Once we did that and kept the ball in play more, the game had more of a flow and we grew.

"Resilience is key and we showed that today. The crowd were excellent and stayed with the team. I was also really pleased to get the goal from the set play.

"It wasn't a game where we lacked threat or intent, as we were the dominant team, but we just couldn't find the winner. There are areas we can improve."

The full interview with Kieran is available on iFollow Ipswich.

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