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Boss: A valuable point

14 April 2014

Adkins reflects on 1-1 draw

Manager Nigel Adkins says the point gained against Leicester could prove to be very valuable.

The boss anticipated the push for the play-offs will go right to the final day of the season, and we put in a good performance against the already-promoted Foxes.

We took the lead through Alex Pearce, could have had a penalty for a Dean Hammond handball, but had to settle for a point after Danny Drinkwater's equaliser before the break.

Nigel said, "We've got an important point and it puts us back in the play-offs with four games to go.

"We started well, scored a good goal through Pearcey, should have had a penalty which would have given us more impetus but the ref's not given it. I know Dean Hammond, he was captain for me in the past, but it's handball.

"Then it's a good strike from their lad to score the goal, it came through a crowd so Alex was probably unsighted, and we're up against a team who will be in the Premier League next year.

"They've done great this year so we knew it would be a challenge. We had to make three subs through injury, Williams, Obita and McCleary, which has been the story of the season.

"We wanted passion, hunger and grit, and then we needed it at the end when Ledge was sent off. He's been out for a year so to get two bookings is hard on the big man. And I was annoyed by the throw-in we'd taken to put Ledge in that position.

"We changed the shape, we'd drawn too many games so changed it to do something different. Against a good side if we'd gone 1-4-4-2 they would have caused us problems. But instead we gave them problems, at times we could go and break, we got Garath in a couple of times.

"So we take a point, it's in our own hands, it's going to be nailbiting, I'd like to think it'll go all the way and we've got four exciting games coming up."

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