Jim delighted with a draw

BLUES boss Jim Magilton was delighted with the way his team responded after their 3-1 home loss on Saturday to come back and get a last gasp draw at Bristol City.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

Blues boss Jim Magilton was delighted with the way his team responded after their 3-1 home loss on Saturday to come back and get a last gasp draw at Bristol City.

“We deserved that for the way we started, the way we played throughout.


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“That was a really good away performance from us. Bearing in mind that Bristol City is a difficult place to come and play it was a good point.

“Our character, attitude and desire to get something was excellent and it would have been a travesty if we had come away with nothing.

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“It was a terrific reaction to Saturday and the lads showed a terrific attitude, very positive and created opportunities.

“Since the international break we have not really been at it but we were back to where we should be.”

On loan Spurs striker grabbed his second goal with a last minute penalty and livened up Town when he went on.

Magilton said: “Gio makes difference. He has that ability to go by people and at that time of the game it was the right time to bring him on.

“He has great ability and took his opportunity well.”

David Wright could miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, while Jon Walters also went off with a recurrence of his ankle ligament problem.

Not surprisingly Bristol City boss Gary Johnson saw it differently and was unhappy at seeing two points slip away and the play offs out of reach for sure.

He said: “All I saw was the lad lift his leg and I'm not sure if he hasn't kicked someone else. It was a bad time to give a penalty away could miss. We couldn't clear our lines from a penalty and it has cost us and after leading 1-0 for so long it is hard to take.

It was a dull game but we looked to have win it but unfortunately it was a dull game and we drew which feels like a loss.”

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk

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