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Brum Draw: Sean’s View

15 September 2012

Reds boss Sean O’Driscoll said his side made ‘too many bad decisions’ in this afternoon’s draw at home to Birmingham – but declared himself pleased with the outcome.

The visitors took a 2-0 second half lead through Hayden Mullins and Marlon King, before The Reds hauled it back to 2-2 with goals from Simon Cox and Dan Harding.

O’Driscoll said: “You’ve got to give Birmingham credit, they came with a game plan. We did a session on Thursday which pretty much mirrored what happened here.

“We just got frustrated at times and I said to them at half time that, by getting frustrated, you’re setting yourself up to make bad decisions. And we made too many of those today.

“Everybody has agreed that we can do better. It’ll be interesting tomorrow when we pinpoint exactly how. We’ve all got to be singing from the same hymn sheet but they showed today that there’s great spirit within the squad.

“That’s the second time we’ve come back from behind and, even though I feel we dropped two points today, you’ve got to be pleased.”

At the heart of the comeback, with a brilliantly-taken goal, was Cox, who was a major doubt for the game after sustaining a foot injury on international duty in midweek.

And his manager couldn’t believe that he was fit enough to make the bench.

He said: “I was amazed. The diagnosis was that there may have been a fracture. We got him straight back here and found that, fortunately, there wasn’t.

“Credit to him, he was desperate to play and he got his just reward.  His touch and finish were excellent.”

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