Reaction: Ipswich Town deserved to win, says Jay Tabb

Jay Tabb

Jay Tabb - Credit: Archant

Peterborough v Ipswich: Jay Tabb felt Ipswich were unfortunate not to take all three points at Peterborough but praised the Blues’ concentration levels, following an entertaining 0-0 draw.

Despite putting last season’s 7-1 hammering to bed, Town still dropped a place, courtesy of Sheffield Wednesday’s 1-0 win at Leicester and are four points clear of safety with nine games to play.

Frank Nouble saw a first-half shot strike the post from 25 yards before having another effort saved by impressive home ‘keeper Robert Olejnik as Town edged the opening 45 minutes.

Olejnik was at his best again in the second period, clawing away David McGoldrick’s goalbound header as the clock ticked down, before Ipswich had a penalty appeal turned down when the ball struck Jack Payne’s hand in the box.

At the other end, Lee Tomlin should have done better with Stephen Henderson equal to his weak shot, while former Town loanee Tyrone Barnett put a late free header over the bar from six yards.

Debutant Tabb lasted the duration on the left-hand side of midfield while Elliott Hewitt and Nouble also made their first league starts for the club.

“It’s always a tough place to come but it’s a game we feel we should have won,” said Tabb.

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“If you don’t win though, then it’s important that you don’t get beat and we had a really good shape that stopped them playing in midfield.

“They had a couple of shots but we should have also had a blatant penalty turned down and, on the whole, I feel we deserved to win the game.”

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