Sean O'Driscoll praised the battling qualities of his 10-man Nottingham Forest side after they snatched a dramatic point at Crystal Palace.
The Reds played for almost 30 minutes with 10 men after the dismissal of Adlene Guedioura and boss O'Driscoll said: "I thought we got out of jail and I said that to Dougie Freedman after the game.
"But we dug in and showed a great deal of resilience and we've got people in the side and on the bench who can score goals.
"Credit to Palace - they have a formidable record on a Tuesday night at home, I think they've only been beaten once in the last two seasons.
"We walk away with a point but we know we can do better."
Guedioura was shown a straight red card after aiming a petulant kick at Palace 'skipper Mile Jedinak.
O'Driscoll added: "In a strange kind of way the sending-off probably gave us the spark that we needed.
"It made Palace a little bit more direct and more predictable and we sort of capitalised on that in a strange way and it's definitely a point won rather than two points lost."