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Gaffer's Crawley verdict

1 March 2015

Nigel Clough admitted the Blades were frustrated to leave the Broadfield Stadium with only a point following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Crawley Town.


But speaking after Marc McNulty's penalty cancelled out Rotherham loanee Richard Wood's headed opening for the Red Devils, Clough was also pleased to see his side extend the unbeaten run to six matches in Sky Bet League One.


Reflecting on the point, the Gaffer remarked: "Over the course of the game it is definitely two points dropped, but having had to come from behind in the final 25 minutes or so we are also relieved not to have lost.


"We dominated at times, without getting a break in the penalty area, but we should have also done better at times in our decision making.


"There was a lot of good football from us, but when we got in good areas, we made the wrong decision too often.


"Especially in the first-half we had a lot of joy down the right, but we should have made more from those situations."


The Blades boss added: "When it is one of the those day as it felt like you usually lose as we did at Gillingham, but give Crawley some credit, on the back of two excellent results they gave it their all and made some excellent blocks and tackles to deny us.


"I thought we played better on the day than we did in the second-half at Notts County and at Rochdale, so generally we are pleased with the performance.


"With MK Dons losing, Preston were the big winners on the day in the race for second, but we will keep chasing and things can change very quickly."


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