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3 November 2018

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Town boss Nathan Jones conceded his side were lucky to take a point in their 0-0 draw at Rochdale this afternoon in Sky Bet League One.

James Shea frustrated the hosts as he made save-after-save in a fantastic performance from the stopper, as he kept his second consecutive clean sheet.

Jones said: "Probably for the first time for a long, long, long, long time, we've got something we probably didn't really deserve if I'm honest. But we stuck at it, we had to change shape, we showed great resilience, a clean sheet away from home and we had to ride our luck a little bit.

"If you get what you deserve in football then we'd have beaten Blackpool and we'd have beaten Doncaster and we'd have five more points, and then I'd have accepted defeat here quite comfortably.

"So we got what we didn't deserve to be honest with you, but that's a good point as these are a good football side. They cause you problems, if you allow them to do it and we allowed them to do it today and that's the biggest thing for me.

"We allowed Rochdale too much respect and that was the sad thing, but we got a point and these points are important as they keep you in fifth place, so it's a decent point all-in-all. We've had a few good chances and if it was a tight game, on another day we'd have been saying we could have nicked it, but they've had better chances than us today.

"They were a little bit braver, especially first 30 minutes until we changed it, then the game seemed to settle down and late on they've just bombarded the box, but we can deal with that all day long, so it wasn't really a problem."

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