“Obviously coming away to Burnley we knew it was going to be a tough game, but to get the point in the end is massive," said McCarthy.
“We haven't had a lot of luck this season, but getting that bit of luck has obviously resulted in a goal for us.
“It wasn't going to be a pretty game, but the boys stuck together and we got the point in the end.
“We've got great character in this group and a great squad with great players.
“The boys still think we could've done better out there – we know we can – but there are a lot of positives we can take into Stoke next week."