Stuart Gray reflected on what he called “two points dropped” as we failed once again to chalk up a victory at Hillsborough … this time against Cardiff.
He said: “We’ve dominated the second half, we’ve hit the post, we’ve had goalmouth scrambles and we’ve done everything but score the winner.
“We gave away an early goal and that meant we were chasing the game but we came back well and I thought we deserved to win.”
The 1-1 draw with Cardiff means it is just three wins from 15 home league games this season and Gray said a few home truths were delivered to the players at half-time with the head coach telling them “to stand up and be counted” in the second half.
Gray added that he was pleased with the impact of the three second-half substitutes – Jose Semedo, Sergiu Bus and Lewis McGugan – all of whom played their part in an improved display after the break.