Allen hails County character

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Martin Allen praised the character of his Notts County side after they came from two goals down to earn a valuable point in a 2-2 draw against Huddersfield.

Two goals early in the second half from Gary Roberts and Jordan Rhodes put Huddersfield in command, but a Jeff Hughes penalty and goal from namesake Lee Hughes made sure of a precious point for the Magpies.

Allen said: "I'm very proud of them. Some of the performances lately have been good but we haven't managed to get anything out of the games."

He added: "I'm sure for the supporters it's difficult when we are playing well, dominating and then conceding late goals from set-plays. It's not good and it's not good for the confidence.

"To go 2-0 down on the club's 150th birthday, with all these supporters, we could have buckled. They could have got themselves in places where the ball wasn't.

"When we were 2-0 down I thought about making substitutions but none of them deserved to come off, and if we had lost that 2-0 then I would have praised the boys and said they had done the club proud."

Huddersfield boss Lee Clark said drawing the game after being in a clear winning position felt like a defeat for his promotion-chasing side.

He said: "We got ourselves in a fantastic position by doing the right things.

"Their first goal game from diving in, giving them a penalty which gave them the chance to get back into the game.

"We defended too deep for the second and Lee Hughes is always a good finisher. We've got an away point but it feels like a defeat."

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