Managers after match quotes

Last updated : 05 January 2003 By Michael Morris

"I thought it was a great cup tie that we started and finished well. I felt that had we scored first we would have won it, but we went 2-0 down and then we had to fight for it.

"And I am delighted that we did that successfully against such an accomplished Division One team who played well on the day. We came back from the dead, and the key thing for me was the effort and the desire those players showed, especially in the last 15 minutes when there were obviously a lot of tired legs."

"I thought when the second goal went in that we needed to score quickly and we got it just in time. I knew it would get the crowd going and then we could have a real charge at them.

"I thought the substitutes did well. Leo Fortune-West's flick on for the second goal was valuable and Andy Campbell made a great impact. He would get in to most Division One sides, let alone Second Division ones and his pace unhinged them a bit down the left.

"He has handled not being in the team brilliantly and I was pleased for him.

"But throughout I thought we deserved a draw and the fact that we got one gave me enormous satisfaction. When I was down there on the pitch, for once I was not thinking about promotion. Just about getting into the hat for the next round."

"I thought we were naive in some areas and that we defended too deep for spells. That created a huge space in midfield which McAllister was pleased to fill and take control. There were also touches of class such as the give and go that put their lad Bothroyd in late on that you just don't see in the Second Division."

Gary McAllister was not so upbeat

"We were 2-0 up and the game was won. But they got a goal back and the crowd got behind them and they rescued the game. It was very disappointing to not win the game considering the position we were in. They were two poor goals to concede."

Quotes from Wales on Sunday.