“They’ve got some experienced players, they had their game plan and they went about it well.”
following Cardiff City’s goalless draw at home to Ipswich Town on Saturday. Crucially, the result, in conjunction with somePeter WhittinghamThose were the magnanimous words of favourableoutcomes elsewhere, moved City ten points clear of the chasing pack back in third place.
Whittingham, despite being obviously disappointed by not being able to record another win at home, was very complementary of the battling performance shown by the visitors.
“We are definitely frustrated, but Ipswich did well. They got men behind the ball and we didn’t really get many chances out of them. With the home record we’ve got this year, teams are going to come here and look to get a point. I felt like they did that, but I don’t think we did enough to break them down.”
On a positive note, Whittingham was delighted that the side had managed to record yet another clean sheet, a fourth in the past five league matches - that against a side who have added goals to their game and squad in recent weeks.
“It was a case of it not really happening for us really,” he admitted. “We didn’t really play well, but we’ve got a point and when you look at the teams around us then that point could be crucial. Everyone knows that in this league teams are going to drop points, so it’s a case of how many you can accumulate. It is disappointing for us, but it’s another clean sheet and a point isn’t bad result at the end of the day.”