However, he was happy with how his players responded to going a goal down.
"I'm delighted with a point because that is probably our worst performance away from home this season," PA Sport quotes McCarthy as saying.
"The game was not particularly good. I described it as awful, dour and dire in different interviews and that's probably what it was, but coming back from 1-0 down and getting a point away from home is great and I'm delighted with that."
Ipswich are 13th in the Championship, with seven points each way separating them from the playoffs and the relegation zone.