Draw was a huge morale-booster, says Jim

BLUES boss Jim Magilton hailed ten-men Town's draw at Blackpool as a huge morale-booster after six successive away defeats.Town went behind to a Claus Bech Jorgensen tap-in before losing Sito Castro to a red card for a lunge on Wes Hoolahan.

By Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton hailed ten-men Town's draw at Blackpool as a huge morale-booster after six successive away defeats.

Town went behind to a Claus Bech Jorgensen tap-in before losing Sito Castro to a red card for a lunge on Wes Hoolahan.

They hit back through a Jon Walters' header from a Gary Roberts free-kick and held on for the draw.


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Magilton said: “We got a point and that has stopped the bleeding for us. It was important that we got something from the game, which we did.

“When you go down to ten men after being a goal behind you fear the worst, but Jon put in a terrific shift and scored with a great header.

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“Half and hour into the game we showed a bit more creativity and there was not much in the game and we had edged it a bit.

“The draw is a morale-booster and a confidence-booster.

“We have not won but we have not lost either.”

Without the benefit of seeing it on tape, Magilton was not sure what to make of Sito's dismissal.

He said: “There is a directive that if it is two-footed then you are off. I didn't think the referee was going to give it first of all.

“Sito is an honest lad and he does not have a malicious bone in his body. He has played the ball and he has made full contact with the ball, but if he has jumped in two-footed then he deserves to go.

“It was then a good time to score. It was a great header from a great set-piece. It was then time to dig in and we did that so I'm really pleased.”

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