Ipswich Town 1 Hull City 1: Tigers boss praises Simpson

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Two of the form teams in the Championship could not be separated when Hull City and Ipswich Town met at Portman Road.

Jay Simpson came off the bench to rescue a point for Hull at Ipswich in the npower Championship.

Ipswich had looked to be heading for a deserved win when Jason Scotland netted in the 58th minute.

But Simpson, making his first appearance since January, nodded in a delightful header five minutes from the end to extent Hull’s unbeaten run in the league to eight matches.

Tigers boss Nigel Pearson said of Simpson: “It was a clever header for the goal, with his back to goal. He had a lot to do, to manipulate the ball like that.

“Jay’s had a frustrating time. He’s been out of the side and it was a good response for him.

“He’s had to be patient and probably feels he hasn’t had a fair crack of the whip, but it illustrates that you need a squad ethic to be successful.

“If you aspire to succeed you need a group of players who are prepared to play for each other and we’ve certainly got that.”

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