Cardiff point not enough for Scotland

JASON Scotland has underlined the dramatic improvements made by Ipswich Town – by insisting the players are disappointed not to win every game.

Most Blues fans would have taken a point from a daunting trip to Cardiff City, especially after falling behind to Rudy Gestede’s 19th minute header.

But after Scotland and Michael Chopra had scored either side of half-time, Town had to settle for a point following Peter Whittingham’s contentious 70th minute penalty.

Scotland said: “The boys are disappointed as we felt we dominated the game and we should have got the points.

“We went to West Ham and got three points so we are disappointed just to get one here. It shows how confident we are.

“There are good players in the dressing room, there is a great team spirit and we all feel we can go from strength to strength. Everyone is enjoying their football and we look forward to every game.”

Scotland highlighted his own crucial miss – with Town leading 2-1 – as a “turning point” in Saturday’s match, the striker denied a second when clean through by David Marshall’s legs.

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He explained: “I’m thinking its two points dropped - we had chances to kill the game off. When the keeper made the save from me, I think that gave them confidence to come back into the game.

“But if I had scored that opportunity, it would have been game over and another three points. I take responsibility that I didn’t put it away – it was a turning point.”

But it took a moment of controversy to earn Cardiff a point, Whittingham scoring from the spot after the ball hit Carlos Edwards’ hand from close range – a decision labelled as “ridiculous” by Blues boss Paul Jewell.

Before that, Scotland’s equaliser had silenced the Bluebirds who booed the striker for his past Swansea City allegiances.

But the 32-year-old said: “I have been in the game too long to worry about other fans. It takes a lot to wipe the smile off my face.”