Swindon boss Danny Wilson insists that the Robins were well worth their point at the weekend, despite Norwich coming within seconds of claiming yet another win.
Grant Holt’s 52nd minute goal had put the league leaders ahead and they looked like notching up another success, taking another giant step towards promotion along the way.
But Gordon Greer’s last-gasp header earned the Wiltshire side a share of the spoils. And Wilson felt it was the least that they deserved.
“I don’t think we got something we didn’t deserve from that,” he said, speaking to the Swindon Town official website.
“Maybe we didn’t deserve the win, but it was a great point. We took the game to them in the second-half, and showed great character to come back against a team of the calibre of Norwich.
“They are the best team in the division, and I’m sure they’re disappointed they didn’t win it, but in the big picture 1-1 was a fair result.
“It was a game of chess and we’ve come out level at the end of it. There were two very good footballing sides out there and it was very much a case of nip and tuck.
“When they got in front it was tough to come back. But we did. There was a lot of good football and endeavour in midfield, and it was a very good match which we’re happy with a point from.”
Canary chief Paul Lambert hinted that his side’s defensive instincts were not at their sharpest for the cruel late blow. But Wilson wasn’t exactly happy with the manner in which City took the lead.
“We let the cross come in too easily, and Holt got in front of the defender as he does,” he continued in his post-match press conference.
“We were disappointed to lose the goal at that time, because we’d looked pretty threatening, but to their credit they worked that situation well.”
The credible draw for Town means they have taken seven points out of nine from a tricky trio of matches against Brighton, Southampton and the Canaries.
And Wilson was content to take the total into next week’s trip to Hartlepool, with the Robins sitting pretty in fourth place.
“Nine out of nine would’ve been lovely but we’re happy with seven. The two away wins were a big help for us.
“And today we’ve played the best team in the league and got honours even, which I think we deserved.
“We’re confident going into the Hartlepool match now, and I would like to think we’d have four or five of the injured players back by then.
“I’m going to try and bring one or two more in this week as well but you never know. We’ve not got enough cover in midfield areas so I’ll be looking around there.”
Don’t go too far away this week as we’ll have an exclusive chat with Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay ahead of that humdinger with Leeds United on Saturday, plus much, much more.
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