Date: 29th January 2014 at 7:13pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett has hailed young striker Luke Norris following his late equaliser in the game against Southend.

Speaking to the press having seen Norris score our 68th minute leveller, fresh on the back of him scoring an even later leveller in the game against Scunthorpe in our last match, Burnett couldn’t hail the 20 year old enough for the impact he was having since he joined us on loan.

‘Fair play to Luke, he’s a classy young player with a real eye for goal. You can see he’s learnt well at Brentford.’

As for the game itself, even though we went behind, Burnett did say that he felt we were good value for a point in the encounter, just as we did against Scunthorpe in our last match, but he agrees we didn’t quite do enough to have merited all three points on the night.

He also had praise for the players for their efforts given the weather conditions, and paid credit to the groundstaff for getting the game on in the first place.

First team coach Darren Currie concurred with the boss, saying he also felt we deserved a point from the game, but he points to the chances we had that could’ve seen the game go in a different direction had we been more clinical.

Speaking to the Official Site he explained.

‘A point was the least we deserved. We created a number of chances and if we took some of those it would’ve been a different result. But certainly coming from behind showed good character and a positive result as well as a step in the right direction.’

If we can gain some consistency in our results quickly, we are still within touching distance of a late surge for the play off places but we definitely need more points on the table anyway, because our gap over those nearer the bottom isn’t quite as big as our league placing would suggest at this minute.