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Massive credit must go to Danny (Haynes) for picking the ball up and wanting to take the penalty but it was always going to be mine. Then we seemed to wait an eternity for the officials to get themselves sorted out.
By Derek Davis
Massive credit must go to Danny (Haynes) for picking the ball up and wanting to take the penalty but it was always going to be mine.
Then we seemed to wait an eternity for the officials to get themselves sorted out.
That just gave the Burnley lads more time to sledge me, saying things like 'we saw your last pen Al, is that where you are putting it this time?' that sort of thing.
I just shut my mind off to it and always knew where I was going to place it.
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Burnley came with a game-plan and were very difficult to break down. We created some good chances and showed lots of character and, had we taken them, we would have won the game comfortably. In the end, a late goal worked in our favour.
Even after we conceded the late goal, we kept passing the ball and believing. I was proud of my players and, in among the hullabaloo, Alan Lee kept his composure to take a very good penalty. It was a hard-earned point but my team is not far away and once they build their confidence they will take some stopping.
We are not far away and if we can now get on a consistent run then we can go a long way. I believe in the players and feel we can get on that run. It is important that our fans recognise the guts and character the team showed and they got behind us right to the end and the draw was the very least we deserved.
The goal against us was disappointing and I'm sure when Matt (Richards) sees it again he will have wanted to shove him down the line. It was a great goal and Lafferty will never hit a goal like that again in his life.
I didn't think that it was a corner in the first place and I'm disappointed the referee didn't spot the push on Gifton Noel-Williams before he handled. I don't think he'd gone out to handle purposely.
Crowds and players can help make up a referee's mind and Ipswich were in the ascendancy at that period.
It was disappointing to be pegged back after we had gone a goal up so late on but overall the draw was about right.
I don't begrudge Ipswich a late goal because they have been on the end of a few recently. I just begrudge the late goal because it happened against us.
The pitch was difficult for both teams, very soft and spongy, and I feel for the groundsman who wins awards year after year and it is his pride and joy.