Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Ipswich - Player Reaction

Last updated : 03 January 2005 By Site Editor

Midfielder Ian Westlake was amazed that his side was not awarded a penalty when he was brought down in the box: "The guy was all over me and pulled me down.

"He just wrestled me to the ground and it was a definite penalty. I couldn't believe the referee didn't give it.

"I asked him why he didn't book me for diving then but he just said he didn't see it and waved me away.

"I had no reason to go down because I was in on goal so there was no doubt in my mind that it should have been awarded."

Westlake will now face a one match ban after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Plymouth and hopes that the suspension will take effect before the next league clash.

"That takes me to five yellow cards for the season and that means a suspension which is obviously disappointing.

"I'm hoping I'll miss the Bolton Cup match rather than the League game against Coventry."

Goalscorer Darren Currie admitted he wasn't sure who was going to take the penalty he later converted when it was awarded. Both Shefki Kuqi and Darren Bent also put their names forward to take the kick in the absence of regular taker Tommy Miller who was earlier replaced by Jim Magilton.

"The three of us had a chat and the others were happy for me to take it so I did. I have taken penalties before.

"I felt confident about taking it and was obviously delighted to see it go in." he told the Official Club Website.

For his second goal five minutes before full time, Currie paid tribute to Jim Magilton for his part in it: "It was a perfect ball from Jim. He put it on a plate for me really and all I had to do was slide it across the line.

"The most important thing is the result though and getting the three points because it was vital that we bounced back from the West Ham defeat.

"The back four were excellent and hardly gave them a chance in what was never going to be an easy game for us."