Magilton praises Owls' keeper

BLUES boss Jim Magilton was delighted with his side after keeping a clean sheet against Sheffield Wednesday and praised the Owls keeper Lee Grant for denying them after he let six in against Reading on Tuesday.

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BLUES boss Jim Magilton was delighted with his side after keeping a clean sheet against Sheffield Wednesday and praised the Owls keeper Lee Grant for denying them after he let six in against Reading on Tuesday.

Magilton said: “I'm pleased for him and devastated for us.”

Davis Norris might have snatched a win for Town in the second half when he hooked a shot against the underside of the crossbar and was denied a couple more times by Lee Grant.


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“Without a shadow of a doubt we should have had three points. Their keeper has made three outstanding saves and we dominated, particularly in the second half.

“We controlled the ball very well and it was a very good, professional display and if we carry on like that we will win more than we lose.”

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Marcus Tudgay had the best chances for Wednesday in the first half when he hit the woodwork with one shot that rebounded to safety and headed another good chance over the bar.

Magilton said: “Our sloppiness allowed then in once or twice. Garvan made a sloppy pass that let them in but other than that we were on top.

“Brian Laws' side showed tremendous character after losing in the manner they lost and they dug in so it was probably a point gained for them.”

Laws said: “We certainly got a bit of pride back considering Tuesday's heavy defeat and coming up against a good side. Ipswich have spent heavily this year and expectations are extremely high.

“We were unlucky in the first half not to have broken through, Marcus Tudgay had a couple of good chances.

“As the game went on we got a bit nervous which is to be expected after a heavy defeat but we will gain confidence from the fact we stopped the rot.

“Ipswich were getting stronger in the second half and we were snatching at things.

“We denied Ipswich sneaking a win with a great save from Lee Grant and that is what you want from a goalkeeper when he is called upon.”

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