MANAGER’S REACTION: Mick McCarthy happy with another goalless away draw

IPSWICH Town manager Mick McCarthy declared himself pleased with a goalless draw at Millwall this afternoon – his side’s fourth nil-nil away result this year.

In a stop-start game which was not helped by a string of fouls, windy conditions and a bobbly playing surface, both sides had chances to win it.

Millwall looked the more dangerous in the closing stages though, with McCarthy happy with a return of four points from the Easter weekend.

Reflecting on his side’s fourth goalless away draw this calendar year, and eighth clean sheet in 10 matches, McCarthy said: “It wasn’t a very good game, in fact it was pretty poor. It was two teams in the relegation scrap. We’ve been there all season long and it’s probably dawning on Millwall that they are in it too.

“Everyone is nervy, the conditions weren’t great – it was blowing a gale and a bouncy old pitch. It wasn’t conducive to a great game of football. And yet there were quite a lot of chances and both teams could have won it.

“I’ll take a point all day long.”

MIllwall boss Kenny Jackett said: “I thought we had the better of the chances, but we lacked width and players who could run at the opposition one-one-one. Maybe I should have brought Liam Feeney on earlier because he did well.

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“Four points out of the Easter weekend is not a bad return.”

– See tomorrow’s EADT for Mick McCarthy’s honest assessment of an ultra-tight Championship table. The Blues are now just three points above the relegation zone, but only fourth points behind eighth.