Brad Potts felt Preston North End’s draw against Bristol City was a fair result and he was pleased for the team to put another point on the board thanks to Emil Riis’ stunning late equaliser.
North End’s No.44 set-up Riis to convert with an emphatic volley in front of the Town End – that the second goal of the game for the Dane, with each of his strikes cancelling out efforts from Chris Martin and then Antoine Semenyo for the visitors.
The midfielder told iFollow PNE: “I think in the end it’s probably a good point after scoring so late. If you can’t win the game, then make sure you don’t lose it. On the whole, it was probably a good point.
“I think if anyone was going to win the game second half at 1-1, it was probably us. We knew they were a transition team and they’ve done us on the counter really, so it is a bit deflating when they score the second goal, but you’ve just got to keep believing and pushing as a team and we’ve done that.
“You can’t beat it, they’re [the fans] like the 12th man when they get behind you. I think they’ve kept us going in the corner, catching that cross, because I thought it was going to run out. They were great and thankfully we took a point from the game and they’ve probably gone home happy.”
Pottsy put in a brilliant cross for Riis’ equaliser late on – but said all the credit was due to his attacking team-mate for the goal after being relieved to have reached the ball down the right flank.
“I’ll take it as an assist but I think Emil has done all the work to be honest! He’s on fire at the minute and it was a great finish. I’m just thankful at the end that we scored.
“Honestly, I just felt myself slowing down and slowing down but thankfully I got there. I’m just a big horse, aren’t I?”
Despite the euphoric reaction of the crowd in reaction to another late goal in front of the Town End, Pottsy admitted that the first half display from him and his team-mates hadn’t been up to scratch.
“I think first half wasn’t good enough. We didn’t get up against them really. Obviously, the manager said a few words at half-time and I think we came out and edged the second half to be honest.
“We did alright, we were better, played with more intensity and we take the point and move on to Millwall on Tuesday.”
The 27-year-old also revealed he had been playing through the pain barrier to some extent but still has his sights set on the next game against Milwall in midweek, with the fixture schedule showing no signs of relenting.
“My ankle is still swollen but I’ve just been getting along with it. It’s one of them things, you get through it and carry on playing.
“I think at the end I was tired but you’re going to be when it’s a bit of an end-to-end game, especially second half. I felt alright, I just need to rest up, recover and go again on Tuesday.
“If you can’t win the game, make sure you don’t lose it. You’re still picking up points and after the win the other night, it probably is a good point, especially with how late we scored the equaliser.”
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