Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has expressed his pleasure at retaining a point against a dominant Brentford side at Portman Road.

The Tractor Boys took the lead through Cardiff City loanee Emyr Huws before a smart finish from Nico Yennaris drew the visitors level before the break.

The Bees looked the most likely to score a winner in the second half however, McCarthy’s side managed to hold on and extend their unbeaten run to six games.

“It was a point we had to scrap all the way for.” the Blues boss stated. “We have played a lot better than that over the last four or five weeks and not got the points we deserved, today we were fortunate to get something.

“They played well but we stayed in there and I’ll take the point and move on. Six weeks ago we would have lost that game so if you are looking for positives, there’s one.

“Emyr took his goal well. He has helped turn things around for us. He had to come off with a tight hamstring. That’s probably what you get when you don’t play all season and then come in and play the games he has done for us.

“It wasn’t easy for Tom Lawrence to come back in. He has not played for two weeks and has got a problem with his ankle so he has missed training but the way he has been playing, I had to put him back in. It was tough for him out there though but it was tough for everyone.”


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