Head coach Uwe Rosler has praised his side for coming out winners in Tuesday’s chaotic 3-2 victory over Bury at Highbury.
Two goals from Jordy Hiwula, and a second half strike from Ash Hunter didn’t tell the full story, with the Shakers drawing level at the break, before Jermaine Beckford missed a 94th minute penalty to level the scores.
However Rosler’s side came out on top in the second home match in four days, much to his delight.
“Where can we start!” said Rosler.
“The end was obviously not what we wanted and we must talk about it. We came in the changing rooms and we should have been happy but wasn’t.
“It was a fantastic game and all credit to Bury in the way they set up. Not many teams come here and try to really attack us with five forward players and we didn’t see that coming. The players responded well and it became a really open game and we looked really good and sharp.
“We missed a penalty and missed a couple of other chances, then conceded on a set piece again. We cannot sit here after every game and say ‘we did well’ because if we want to do something this season we cannot afford to concede goals out of nothing.”
Town’s boss was keen to praise striker Hiwula, who opened his league account with an impressive brace.
“I think it was important for him because he has been chasing a goal in the league for a while,” added Rosler.
“He had scored in the Carabao Cup but not in the league. He missed the penalty and showed great mental strength to come back and score two good goals.
“Amari’i and Lewie’s delivery from the wide areas today was world class. Obviously if you deliver the ball between the sticks you have a chance to score, and that’s exactly what we want.
“We need to be happy. After being a little bit disappointed and short after the game, all the players are now happy with the victory.”