‘I never really turn down a shot’- Carayol pleased to give a glimpse of his ability

Mustapha Carayol takes to the pitch as he comes on as a substitute. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Mustapha Carayol takes to the pitch as he comes on as a substitute. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Mustapha Carayol was happy to give the Ipswich Town fans a glimpse of what he’s all about against Burton but was disappointed not to be able to break the deadlock in a game he described as one of the ‘worst of his career’.

Mustapha Carayol had an impact when stepping off the bench for his Town debut. Photo: Steve Waller

Mustapha Carayol had an impact when stepping off the bench for his Town debut. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The January signing came off the bench and livened up an otherwise tedious affair, as he looked to run at his man and let off one rocket of a shot which flew narrowly wide.

Carayol had previously told his fellow substitutes of his desire to shoot, prior to coming on, and the winger was pleased to give the supporters a small taste of what he’s capable of in the 0-0 draw.

“I was saying to the boys on the bench that if I came on that the first chance from range I was going to take it on,” he said. “I never really turn down a shot, I caught it clean but I wasn’t lucky enough to score. Sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t.

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“That’s not the main thing though, the main thing is the result and getting the point on the board and being unbeaten in two.


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“Every time I get the ball I try to be positive and obviously I will have good days and I’ll have bad days but the one thing you will see is I will always try and be positive and make things happen.

“For me I’m glad the gaffer called upon me and this won’t be the last.

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“The points are the main thing but personally it was good to be out there and for the fans to see me and for me to meet a few of them. For me it was enjoyable.”

Carayol admitted the Portman Road pitch, which was patchy in places due to the recent bad weather, didn’t help the Blues but accepted his side were ultimately lucky to secure a point.

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“It was probably one of the worst games I’ve ever played in and it wasn’t fun for anyone watching,” he said.

“The conditions didn’t really help – they were really hard. You get these type of games in this league and sometimes you have to grind them out and make sure you don’t lose. That’s the main thing.

“We didn’t create enough to win the game and they were probably the better team on the day so you just have to take the positives and be happy we didn’t lose.”

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