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McCarthy predicts tight race

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is anticipating a relegation dog fight after falling to a 2-1 defeat to Hull at Portman Road.

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Mick McCarthy: Admits Ipswich must fight to secure their status

Mick McCarthy: Admits Ipswich must fight to secure their status

Anthony Wordsworth cancelled out Robbie Brady's penalty and the Tractor Boys seemed to be edging towards a point - but Tigers substitute Robert Koren bagged the points for the high-flyers seven minutes from time.

McCarthy said afterwards: "From day one I thought it would go down to the wire.

"Today's set of results were another mixed bag. It's a strange, strange league. I still think 56 points will do, but I don't get everything right!

"My attitude has always been to keep calm, carry on and take it one game at a time. That's been my attitude since November 1. Nothing has changed. It won't be easy but I've never done anything the easy way in my life."

"We endured a tough first half and I had to change things round to try and stop them playing. It was working until the penalty and after they scored it gave them a bit of freedom and confidence.

"They were far better than us in the first half but in the second I thought we were dominant.

"We deserved our equaliser and had the better chances to win it, but it's no good being the dominant team and then getting beat.

"We didn't defend the corner particularly well. It was a mistake for the penalty and a mistake from the corner. But we should have repaired it. There's no point compounding a mistake with another mistake."

Ipswich currently sit in 17th place four points above the relegation zone, with two teams below them having games in hand.

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