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Grayson: We Gave A Good Account Of Ourselves

Manager Pleased With Point On The Road At Ipswich

23 November 2019

Simon Grayson was happy to take a point following an entertaining 2-2 draw at Ipswich Town.

Gwion Edwards gave Ipswich the lead early on, but a Joe Nuttall effort and a Jay Spearing penalty just after half-time gave Blackpool the lead. Luke Garbutt’s penalty at the other end ensured the home side took a point, but the manager was pleased given Ipswich’s impressive home record.

“It’s a good point given their good record so far this season,” he said.

“We went in front and just couldn’t hang on but to take a point from a good team with really good players is pleasing. We had to be alert and withstand pressure, particularly at the end, and it’s good to get something on the board for that.”

With top scorer Armand Gnanduillet out through injury, it was up to Joe Nuttall to fill his boots, and Grayson was pleased the striker grabbed his first league goal for the Seasiders.

“We responded well to going behind so early on,” he explained.

“We knew when we got into the final third we had to be ruthless against a strong defence. It was great play from James Husband down the left hand side and it’s great for Joe that he’s finally got that goal.

“I’m sure he’ll push on now and that goal will give him a great deal of confidence moving forwards.”

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