Nathan Jones said this evening’s 1-1 draw with Bristol City was ‘bittersweet’, believing that his side did more than enough to earn all three points.
Danny Hylton rescued a late point off the bench in the 90th minute, the second match in succession that Town have come from behind to earn a point in the dying embers.
Reflecting post-match, Jones said: “It is bittersweet because you couldn’t have gone in and hammered them because they have been excellent, right up until the finish we have been absolutely superb.
“We gave one silly free-kick away and they punished us and they can do that because they score 65 per cent of their goals from set-plays. A big thing for me tonight was we were the only side with any flow, every time they had a set play or a throw-in, it takes them a minute to get the ball, then a minute to clean it so it was about playing off second balls.
“We had to create the tempo as the away side and I was really proud that we did that tonight because it should have been three or four at half-time, we should have been out of sight. I don’t mean to be disrespectful because Bristol City are a good side, manager is excellent but tonight we should have been out of sight.
“They scored with their only chance and I’m so pleased that we showed character once again to come back and score late. The game changers all contributed, Elijah, Carlos crosses is and Danny scores it."