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Alexander impressed with Town's attacking display

7 February 2015

Cod Army came from behind to earn a point at Highbury

Graham Alexander was pleased with his team’s attacking display as they came from behind to earn a draw against Peterborough United at Highbury this afternoon.

Captain Mark Roberts equalised for Town with a close range finish some ten minutes from time, after Joe Newell had given the visitors the lead.

Alexander handed another start to youngster Nick Haughton, while Ashley Hunter came off the bench for his league debut, and the manager was delighted with their showing.

He said: “We fell behind to a wonder strike, but after that I felt we upped the tempo and it galvanized us to really push the issue.

“I thought for the last half an hour that we were on the front foot for everything, and we got what we deserved. There’s a part of us though thinking we’ve let two points slip.

“Our attacking play was forceful and that’s what we have to do. We have to be forceful in our play and ask questions.

“We need to ask more questions of the opposition at times and have more penetration about us. In general play, I thought we played the opposition really well.”

“It was a great ball in for the goal from Conor and Robbo rose really well to finish it. You’ve got to get bodies into those areas and it was a goal we deserved to get.”

Alexander was full of praise for Haughton who picked up the man of the match award, and was buoyed by Hunter’s contribution in the final stages.

“Nick was superb today and was an absolute pleasure to watch. His ability and bravery on the ball is second to none.

“He caused them all sorts of problems all game and only came off the pitch because he was cramping up five or six minutes before that.

“We introduced Ashley Hunter into the squad and I thought he lit up the place as well when he came on. He’s got great pace and a real drive for the game.”

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