IPSWICH Town missed the chance to put pressure on League One leaders Wycombe Wanderers as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Coventry City.

Wycombe had a week off due to Bury being expelled from the Football League earlier in the season which gave Paul Lambert's side a chance to cut the five-point deficit on the Chairboys.

However, they could not fully capitalise as they drew their third successive league match.

They remain second, four points behind Wycombe and also four above third-placed Peterborough United, who drew 2-2 at Portsmouth.

Town took the initiative just after the half-hour mark when Will Keane headed home Alan Judges' corner.

However, Coventry secured a point when Maxime Biamou latched onto a through ball from Liam Kelly before slotting home in the 56th minute.

“It was a game of two halves,” said assistant manager Stuart Taylor.

“In the first half, we really dominated the game and controlled it from start to finish.

“We were creative and had good chances.

"We took one of them but there were three or four that went past the post or came off the post.

"That’s football and we need to be a bit more ruthless on that side of things.

“But we’re really, really happy with the way the first half went.

“In the second, Coventry had everything to throw at it and were willing to take a risk and they took their chance.

“That gave them a little bit of ascendency in the game and it became really open after that.

“So it’s a lesson learned for us.

"We’re a strong enough group to realise when we need to do better and we’re honest enough to go and admit that, but overall the first half was fantastic."

Town were without skipper Luke Chambers but boss Lambert made only one change from the team that drew 1-1 with the Sky Blues in the FA Cup last Sunday.

Chambers had a neck problem, which is only expected to sideline him for a few days, while Cole Skuse, who suffered a hip problem at Peterborough United in the Leasing.com Trophy on Wednesday, was on the bench.

Ironically, Town and Coventry meet again on Tuesday night for an FA Cup second-round replay at Portman Road.