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Izale: We showed character

23 November 2014

Top scorer pleased with Reds' response in 2-2 draw

Izale McLeod was pleased his 81st-minute penalty capped off a good fightback by Reds in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe.

But Reds' top scorer admitted that the side need to start games better than they are.

Izale scored his ninth of the season to add to Dean Leacock's 76th-minute header in an exciting League One clash at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.

He said: "It's a shame the game had to end because I felt we had the momentum after equalising and could have gone on and won it.

"But it's a disappointing result overall because those are the sort of games at home we should be winning.

"We didn't start the game well again. Perhaps we need to be a bit more streetwise and play ugly if you like and regroup higher up the pitch. 

"But from 2-0 down we showed some character and that was pleasing."

Izale also praised the Reds' fans for their part in the comeback.

"They were brilliant," he added. "They stuck by us when it was 2-0 to them and when we scored they really got behind the boys and pushed us on.

"So they played a big part and we will need them again next Saturday against Chesterfield which is a big game for us. We need to take three points if we can by learning from our mistakes on Saturday and rectifying them."

Izale spoke to Reds Player after the game. To watch or subscribe click here.

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