Football - Few complaints from McCarthy

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy had few complaints in his post-match summing up of the 1-1 FA Cup draw with League One promotion chasers Preston.

Kevin Davies grabbed an equaliser for North End just three minutes after David McGoldrick had given in-form Ipswich a 38th-minute lead.

A 1-1 draw was no more than Preston deserved with McCarthy blaming himself for his side's poor display after making seven changes.

"We were poor, as poor as we have been all season," he said.

"But that was credit to Preston, who you have to congratulate for not letting us play. I thought they played well and deserved a replay.

"But I also take responsibility. I picked a team with too many players who had not played enough. They were not battle-hardened or match-hardened.

"I wanted to avoid a replay and give players a rest. But now we have to travel up there - so that didn't work, did it?"

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