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Gaffer's Walsall verdict

22 November 2015

Blades boss Nigel Adkins felt Saturday's point against Walsall was well deserved.


Jose Baxter cancelled out Tom Bradshaw's opener at the Banks's Stadium, as the Blades left the Midlands with a share of the spoils, in a game that could have gone either way.


Reflecting on the stalemate, Adkins commented: "The lads have show character again. We started positively before Walsall got a grip of the game as the first-half progressed.


"Walsall overloaded the midfield and got too much of the ball, we tried to be positive and go with two in there, but they showed they are very comfortable and capable in possession.


"But we showed a terrific spirit and resolve and Dean Hammond covered an unbelievable amount of ground, whilst defensively we put our bodies on the line time after time.


"George Long made a couple of saves, but we had chances too."


The Gaffer, who felt two or three big decisions that could have turned the game in United's favour went against his side, added:


"The second-half was an open affair they had chances and scored first but we showed good determination and got an equaliser quickly before having chance to win it in what was an end-to-end finish.


"We think we should have had two penalties, they hit the post, so it was an entertaining game and probably a fair result.


"Both goalkeepers were excellent, they matched each other save for save and their contributions were another reason the game finished as a draw."