Town were held to a 2-2 draw at Highbury this eveningDespite taking the lead twice, manager Graham Alexander was pleased with Town’s performance in tonight’s 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe United.
Jamie Proctor’s third minute header from a Nick Haughton free-kick gave Town the lead before Gary McSheffrey equalised on the stroke of half-time.
Josh Morris curled an effort with 19 minutes to go to give the Cod Army the lead for a second time, only for George Evans to peg Town back again three minutes later.
It was the two individual strikes from the visitors that Alexander was left to reflect upon after the final whistle, however he praised the attitude and commitment of his side.
He said: “They were superb strikes from that distance, and to beat Maxy they had to be. We could have done a couple of things a little bit better, and it’s the sort of thing we have to improve on.
“Generally we have been good defensively this season and we just have to get back to that. We need a few more clean sheets between now and the end of the season.
He added: “There were some excellent performances within the team. They’re disappointed in there, of course, because they wanted to win the game.
“We played some really good stuff and scored two very good goals and created more opportunities to score especially in the second half.”
Discussing the visitors’ two goals, he said: “We’ve obviously taken the lead twice and at that stage you’d hope to see the game out.
“Our effort and commitment to the game was fantastic. We just have to keep improving week on week with various aspects of the game.
“Obviously we have taken the lead twice but there were a lot of positives to take and we have to take them into a massive game on Saturday.”