KEITH Curle praised his players for giving him the extra effort needed to stay in the hat for the FA Cup.

Latics came back from behind against Ipswich Town, and could even have beaten their League One opponents but for Dylan Bahamboula's second half penalty miss.

Ipswich took an eighth minute lead through Wes Burns, with Davis Keillor-Dunn equalising for the League Two strugglers four minutes before the break.

Ipswich substitute Janoi Donacien conceded a penalty less than 10 minutes into the second half, but Bahamboula was denied by Christian Walton, who went the right way.

But overall Curle was pleased with his team's display, against an Ipswich side who emphatically ended Wycombe Wanderers' unblemished home run in midweek, but have not won an FA Cup match at home since January 2009.

"Before the game I gave the players a maths equation, that if 10 outfield players give one per cent extra we'll end up with 10 per cent extra," said Curle.

"Everyone's got to play their part in giving that little bit extra and giving us that advantage, and I thought we did that. I thought we were brave, I thought the players understood the gameplan and I thought we executed it very well.

"One slight disappointment is I think we had a few opportunities where we could have hurt them a little bit more with the ball entering the final third and got a little bit too excited when we had an opportunity. It could have been a different scoreline.

"We're respectful, we know we're playing against a very good football team."