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  • "Before the game I would have been happy with a point, but 3-1 up, then 3-2 against 10 men you have to be disappointed, especially as we have dropped into the bottom 3 instead of being sat 2 places above it, which would have been the case if we had held on or scored a fourth as we nearly did & should have.

    Frustrated & annoyed, as the 3 points & 2 places higher than we are would have given us a big lift going into a hard game (again) on New Year's Day.

    I will keep the faith, as ever, but hope that we can acquire another defender next month & be a bit more positive & aggressive (in a good way) at times.

    Still, at least we haven't suffered back-to-back defeats against those footballing powerhouses, Crawley & Yeovil, & slipped to bottom of League 1 (after the 10 point deduction).

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Adkins hails "fantastic point"

Nigel Adkins at Stoke today.

Nigel Adkins at Stoke today.

First published in Sport

Nigel Adkins hailed Saints’ draw at Stoke as “a fantastic point.”

The boss was delighted with a 3-3 draw at the Britannia Stadium despite seeing his side lose a 3-1 lead against ten men.

He said: “It’s a fantastic point away from home.

“You look at Stoke and the Britannia Stadium and they had only conceded three goals at home this season and we’ve scored three and could have scored more.

“It’s always a difficult place to come to, our supporters were great and first half it was only us you could hear because our game management was spot on.

“We came away from home and changed a few of the players around because we knew we’d have to deal with an aerial bombardment that would probably come and the players have been top drawer. We scored some really good goals.”

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