Date: 19th March 2015 at 5:05pm
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Manager Nigel Clough has reflected on a pleasing point against Wembley bound Walsall on Tuesday evening.

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Having taken the early lead through Jose Baxter, Clough was disappointed to not see us extend the lead or hold on for all three points, but all considered he had to take some joy in us taking a point

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, he explained.

‘We are disappointed not to have won the game when we seemed so comfortable right up until the equaliser. We hadn’t been troubled all night then one cross from the right and a good header into the bottom corner and we are pegged again. Although we extended our unbeaten run away from home, three points would have been even better and deserved too.’

Having felt we were comfortable until they hit the leveller, Clough had to admit the goal gave them a spark and additional ideas in the game, and they finished very strongly indeed so he had to be pleased with the defensive efforts as we saw the game out after they got the second wind.

The disappointing thing again was that a second goal would’ve really killed it as a contest in his eyes and we couldn’t get it.

‘What we needed to do was produce that bit more quality in the second-half in the offensive half and look to kill the game off because at 1-0 as we have seen lately you are always vulnerable as the game progresses. We didn’t really change the way we went about our business throughout, away from home we look to be strong defensively and break quickly on the counter attack, we also thought we had won the game as late as the 90th minute through Ben Davies, it was an incredible save their goalkeeper.’

Promotion very much remains the aim for the gaffer though, especially with three successive home games coming up and he’d dearly love a return of nine points from those as he told The Star.

‘All we are focusing on is ourselves. We don`t need to remind the players that, because they also know it is in our own hands. We have a game in hand and we`re fifth in the table with 10 games to go. We`re not interested in what`s going on behind us or around us. All we are interested in is what we do. Because that`s what counts.’

Jason Holt was singing from the same hymnsheet in his interview with the official site.

‘We are six unbeaten now away from home in the league and now we have three big home matches and a real chance to cement our position in the top six and possible move up the table too. We have lost our couple of matches at Bramall Lane, but that has gone now and we have another opportunity to put nine points on the board in the space of a week. We can’t afford any more slips and the lads know that and are determined to put things right.’

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