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O'Connor Disappointed Not To Get Three Points

23 December 2017

Kevin O'Connor felt North End were worthy of three points against Nottingham Forest.

The defender returned to the starting Xl for the visit of Mark Warburton's side, and after coming from behind to earn a point, the Irishman felt the Lilywhites could have come away with all three.

Speaking to iFollow PNE after the final whistle, the 22-year-old said: "We're a little bit disappointed we didn't get the three points, the gaffer said it in the dressing room, I thought we played better tonight that we did in a few games where we got the three points, that's just the way it is.

"We've got a tough period coming up now and it's just a matter of getting as many points as we can. We were disappointed just to get one today but we'll take it and move on to the next one."

On the game itself, O'Connor continued: "I thought in the first half we were excellent, we got it down, we moved it and we were causing them problems, it was just a matter of putting one away and going again from there.

"Obviously that didn't happen and I thought their goal came against the run of play in the second half. I thought we were very good but obviously they got the break and got the goal, they took it well.

"I thought after that we were excellent, we never panicked and we rallied and I thought we deservedly got the equaliser, it was just disappointing we couldn't get the winner.

North End bounced back after going behind, getting the equaliser through Paul Huntington, and despite being unable to find a winner, the character shown to push for the three points.

"It's unbelievable, it's never been questioned. Even when we were in our bad patch, nobody ever questioned each other, we just knew it would be a matter of time before we got back to winning ways and we did that.

"We are seven unbeaten now which is a great record, we are just looking forward now to the Barnsley game on Boxing Day and seeing where we go from there because it will be another tough game."

Hear more from Kev on iFollow PNE by clicking on the video above.

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