Rob Kelly said that the players deserved credit for their perseverance as they claimed a point at Colchester United thanks to Tom Beadling’s late equaliser.
The midfield star was one of several second half substitutes to make an impact for The Bluebirds at The JobServe Community Stadium and his first goal for the Club three minutes from time salvaged a point.
Kelly admitted afterwards that his team had not been at their best, particularly in the first half, but insisted they had earned their result simply because of their determination to keep on going.
“I am delighted for the players and the supporters that we got something out of the game,” he told iFollow.
“It wasn’t us in the first half, that’s as poor as we’ve been. Credit to Colchester because they’re well organised and have some good players but we weren’t at it.
“Sometimes it’s not your day but you have to make it your day by doing all the basics, whether it’s a ten-yard pass, winning a duel in the air or doing your job off a set-piece.
“The good thing is that we certainly rallied after half time and I think it would have been unjust if we’d come away with nothing. They were better than us in the first half and we were better than them in the second half, so a point is probably just about right.
“We made some changes but it’s the players who have to make it work so all credit has to go them because they found a way to get something from the game.
“From those two games over the Easter weekend we obviously wanted six points but if you’d offered us four, then that’s the next best thing.”