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Steve: "Spirit Of This Group Is Terrific"

16 February 2016

Steve Davis gives his post-match action from Spotland after his side fight back to earn a point.

"I cannot fault their effort and it was a tough night against a high energy side, but they stuck at it and it was a terrific point for us in the end."

"Everyone was delighted for Ryan when he got in there to score his first goal but then gutted for him when he got injured. We don't know the extent of it at the moment but it looked a bad one (knee). That about sums up our season up with injuries, we seem to get one back and then then lose one. We have lost Ryan now and it was a blow to lose him at that time because we were building some real momentum in the game. It just took the wind out of our sails a bit.

"The group is getting tighter and tighter and they are giving it a real go. A run of going unbeaten has given us confidence and belief. We would have wanted a couple of wins in that run but it is important that we didn't get beaten.

"Credit to them though because last year we capitulated and lost 4-0 here, but tonight we showed a terrific spirit to get something from the game. We showed some real competitiveness and scored two great goals. They were really well worked goals and I was delighted with them. The players embraced the challenge and it was hard in the rain and on the pitch. They put in a real shift for us to protect our unbeaten run.

Following the 2-2 draw, Steve told the club's official web-site: "I don't know what it is about our starts and I think the more we talk about it the worse it becomes, so I will probably keep my mouth shut from now on! All the things we talk about and prepare for, we didn't do at all.

Steve Davis was understandably disappointed with his side's start to the game at Spotland after seeing his team slip two goals behind within the opening six minutes, but he was delighted with their fighting attitude to come back.

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