What they said

Post-match analysis from the people at the sharp end.

Jim Magilton

“The late goal was a bitter pill to swallow. We came with a game plan and it worked terrifically well, but if you switch off as we did in the last minute you deserve to be punished.

Alan Mahon was nice and bright and put in a great ball, but it was poor marking.

I'm disappointed for my players because they played well and deserved something from the game but one lapse of concentration cost us.


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Our centre halves nullified the Burnley threat. We passed the ball well but lacked a bit of a cutting edge.

They put us under pressure but I felt comfortable until time added on. We take it on the chin and move on to the next game.

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I took Alex Bruce off for his own protection as he was becoming a little rash.

I was very pleased with our fitness after attesting two weeks and one of the positives from the game was Gary Roberts who did very well.

Alan Mahon

Ipswich played some very good football and I was really impressed with them. I'm disappointed not to be starting, but I got injured at the wrong time and the lads have been winning, so it is hard to get back in.

All I can do is come on and do my bit, which helped with the goal. I hope Ipswich fans forgive me and don't see me as the villain. After all I did score against Norwich.

Steve Cotterill

I'm delighted we got the winning goal because I felt we deserved it.

We were the team in the second half looking to win the game and force the issue, which you have to do when you are the home team.

If Ipswich had scored it would have been on the break because most of the possession was down their end.

Chris McCann was immaculate. The only other time I saw him play centre half was when we played a practice match against the youth team.

Putting him there saved me putting a right back to centre half and a right winger to right back with a substitute on the right wing.

Minimalising the changes helped us even if I did get a few strange looks from my staff for doing it.”

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