"I thought we started both halves unlike ourselves and were punished. Very respectful of Blackburn. They've got some good players, been together for a while and quite fluent in what they're doing.
"But for the level of effort and endeavour in what we are trying to do with the bodies - I don't think there will be another team in the country who've used less bodies than us over the Christmas period - it's commendable to the players so they take the credit for this period. Take the point and move on.
"They didn't give up. The game got stretched, possibly doing the wrong thing for the right reasons at times, but we tried to take control of the game. The subs helped us. To go behind at any stage is difficult so to have the mindset to come back into the game and possibly go and get more from it is pleasing."