Jim: Draw was a fair result

IPSWICH Town boss Jim Magilton tonight admitted the draw at fellow mid-table club Coventry City was a fair result.

Derek Davis

IPSWICH Town boss Jim Magilton tonight admitted the draw at fellow mid-table club Coventry City was a fair result.

Ipswich twice went behind and City also hit the woodwork twice as they missed out on their first home win for seven matches.

Clinton Morrison and then Freddy Eastwood put Coventry ahead but Kevin Lisbie twice equalised.

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But while the 1,000 travelling fans voiced their support for the team they showed they are not backing the manager and supporters held aloft a 'Magilton Out' banner.

Magilton said: “We showed tremendous character to come back. We twice went behind but I'm delighted with the response.

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“It looked a blatant push on Richard Naylor for the second goal

“We played the ball around very well at times and passed it well.

“Kevin Lisbie's movement was excellent - he deserved both goals. My team showed great character to come back and it speaks volumes of the character in the side

“It is a point and they are difficult to come by in the Championship but it was probably a fair result.”

Town went with three forwards with Danny Haynes and Jon Stead playing wide of two-goal Lisbie.

Magilton said: “I was pleased with the way the formation worked. After three away defeats we decided we wanted to control possession and for large chunks we did that.

“We had a lot of midfielders who want the ball so it was good but there are things to work on.”

Magilton admitted his team have not done as well as expected.

He said: “I would like to be top six, or top two but we are not. We are halfway and it is a marathon. We are in a pack of clubs who think we have an opportunity so we are going to keep going.

“We are hoping to do better and we are hoping Christmas to provide a springboard for the rest of the season.

“We are inconsistent on our day we are a match for any team in the division but we need more good days than bad.

“We are trying week in week out to find that consistency and we will work extremely hard to do that.”

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