Ipswich missed out on a chance to move into the Championship play-off places as they were held at home by Blackpool.

Mick McCarthy's side failed to make an impression on the Tangerines, who are without a league win in 14 matches and are yet to replace Paul Ince as boss.

Blackpool's Faris Haroun twice came close to breaking the deadlock but his shots were saved by Scott Loach.

The stalemate means Ipswich are two points behind sixth-placed Reading, who play QPR on Sunday.

Blackpool are now winless in 15 games, having also been beaten 2-1 by Bolton in the FA Cup, and have only won one game since 2 November in all competitions.

But interim boss Barry Ferguson has drawn three of his five games in charge.

Ipswich were on top before Haroun's chances as Daryl Murphy was denied by Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks and David McGoldrick's header narrowly missed the near post after a Luke Chambers cross.

But Blackpool finished in the ascendancy as they increased their gap to the relegation zone to 11 points.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy: "We started really well, had the best chances but didn't take them. The game then developed into a scrap but the conditions were not great.

"We could have won it, but we could have lost it. We probably shaded it, but we didn't play well enough to win the game. They are fighting for their lives and Blackpool have been on a bad run. But they are fighting for Barry Ferguson and they are no mugs."

Blackpool interim player-manager Barry Ferguson on his future: "If I get the job, I really don't think I will be playing. People have done both jobs [at the same time] but I don't think I can do it.

"I made the decision not to play and stay on the sidelines, and the squad is becoming strong enough to cope. I am putting a new system in place and I want my team to be attack-minded. The commitment and effort has been there from the start, but in the games against Nottingham Forest and Ipswich we have also shown quality and belief."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Ipswich Town

  • 01 Loach
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 08 Skuse
  • 06 Berra
  • 05 Smith
  • 16 Green (Anderson - 71' )
  • 19 Hyam (Tabb - 11' )
  • 09 Murphy
  • 10 McGoldrick
  • 12 Hunt (Ebanks-Blake - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Anderson
  • 15 Mings
  • 18 Tabb
  • 24 Richardson
  • 27 Ebanks-Blake
  • 35 Nouble
  • 38 Crowe

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 02 McMahon
  • 03 Robinson (Halliday - 12' )
  • 04 Perkins Booked
  • 05 Mackenzie Booked
  • 06 Broadfoot
  • 15 Haroun Booked
  • 31 Martínez
  • 09 Davies (Fuller - 63' )
  • 24 Keogh (Goodwillie - 64' )
  • 33 Dobbie

Substitutes

  • 08 Chopra
  • 14 Halliday
  • 17 Basham
  • 19 Fuller
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 25 Goodwillie
  • 39 Grandin
Ref: Mark Haywood
Att: 16,010

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

2 3

Corners

3 3

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Blackpool 0.

90:00 +3:33 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Blackpool 0.

90:00 +2:18

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

90:00 +0:44

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

90:00 +0:41

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Tabb with a cross.

90:00 +0:14

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ángel.

87:51

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:51

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

87:06

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Faris Haroun.

85:24

Attempt saved. Faris Haroun (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Goodwillie.

85:23

Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Halliday with a cross.

84:25

Foul by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Ipswich Town).

84:25

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:46

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

82:31

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel.

76:28

Offside, Blackpool. Anthony McMahon tries a through ball, but Gary Mackenzie is caught offside.

75:59

Foul by Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town).

75:59

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake replaces Stephen Hunt.

71:10

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

70:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson replaces Paul Green because of an injury.

67:03

Offside, Blackpool. Matthew Gilks tries a through ball, but David Goodwillie is caught offside.

66:51

Attempt saved. Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

66:16 Booking

Booking David Perkins (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66:00

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:00

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

64:40

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:40

Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

63:54

Paul Green (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:54

Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

63:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. David Goodwillie replaces Andrew Keogh.

62:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Ricardo Fuller replaces Steve Davies.

62:01

Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:01

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

60:11

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

59:07

Offside, Blackpool. Andrew Halliday tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

58:49

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

58:49

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:54

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.

57:43

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:43

Foul by Andrew Keogh (Blackpool).

56:55

Attempt missed. David Perkins (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

55:19

Attempt missed. Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

54:57

Offside, Blackpool. Matthew Gilks tries a through ball, but Stephen Dobbie is caught offside.

53:01

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Christophe Berra.

52:20

Offside, Blackpool. Faris Haroun tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

50:16

Dangerous play by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

50:16

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:33 Booking

Booking Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49:26

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49:26

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

48:24

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:24

Foul by Andrew Halliday (Blackpool).

46:46

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

46:14

Hand ball by Andrew Keogh (Blackpool).

45:00

Second Half begins Ipswich Town 0, Blackpool 0.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Blackpool 0.

45:00 +1:35

Offside, Ipswich Town. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

44:47

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

44:47

Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:02

Offside, Blackpool. Faris Haroun tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

41:20

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

41:20

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:25

Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:25

Foul by Andrew Keogh (Blackpool).

38:34

Attempt saved. Faris Haroun (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Keogh.

36:10

Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross following a corner.

35:29

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Paul Green.

33:06

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

32:03 Booking

Booking Faris Haroun (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

31:47

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:47

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

27:47

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

27:39

Attempt saved. Faris Haroun (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

25:24

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Andrew Halliday.

25:20

Attempt blocked. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Hunt.

23:36

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jay Tabb.

19:33

Offside, Blackpool. Anthony McMahon tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

17:44

Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:44

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

17:07

Foul by Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town).

17:07

Ángel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:20

Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony McMahon following a set piece situation.

14:49

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

13:05

Offside, Blackpool. David Perkins tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

11:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Andrew Halliday replaces Jack Robinson because of an injury.

10:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb replaces Luke Hyam because of an injury.

10:26

Offside, Blackpool. Anthony McMahon tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

7:57

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Chambers with a cross.

5:07

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:07

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

4:58

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

3:46

Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:46

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

1:58

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Hunt.

1:58

Attempt missed. Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Chambers with a cross.

0:37

Attempt blocked. Faris Haroun (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:08

Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:08

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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