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Gaffer reflects on Walsall point

18 March 2015

Nigel Clough was pleased to see the Blades make it six games unbeaten on the road in Sky Bet League One, but disappointed not to leave the Banks's Stadium with all three points, following Tuesday's 1-1 stalemate with Walsall.


Jose Baxter fired United into an early lead and the visitors looked comfortable for much of the game, until Ashley Grimes rescued a point for the Saddlers with just under 20 minutes remaining and Clough admitted afterwards that on another night his side would have won the game.


The Gaffer remarked: "We are disappointed not to have won the game when we seemed so comfortable right up until the equaliser.


"We hadn't been troubled all night then one cross from the right and a good header into the bottom corner and we are pegged again.


"Although we extended our unbeaten run away from home, three points would have been even better and deserved too."


Clough added: "Walsall were perhaps starting to run out of ideas, but the goal gave them a spark and they finished strongly.


"What we needed to do was produce that bit more quality in the second-half in the offensive half and look to kill the game off because at 1-0 as we have seen lately you are always vulnerable as the game progresses.


"We didn't really change the way we went about our business throughout, away from home we look to be strong defensively and break quickly on the counter attack, we also thought we had won the game as late as the 90th minute through Ben Davies, it was an incredible save their goalkeeper."


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