Date: 13th April 2015 at 8:50pm
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In a change of pace from talk of disappointment, Harlee Dean has said he thinks it would be daft to look at the point against Derby County in any other way than a great point and performance.

In his own interview with the Official Site he said that in his humble opinion any negativity surrounding the game would be ‘crazy’.

‘We are upbeat, we have to be, we have a game on Tuesday. We have come to Derby, a massive club, with a massive budget, Premier League players and played them off the park. They nicked a draw in the last minute. If there is any negativity it would be crazy.’

Dean goes on to say that obviously we have our doubters and our detractors but simply put ‘who cares’ as the players believe in themselves and that performance shows exactly what the team are capable of even if the first half wasn’t our best.

‘We have to believe in ourselves, there are doubters but who cares. We have had a couple of bad halves but have played this style from the beginning. We are a young team and we are learning. The gaffer has given us confidence and is making us better players. We play football and it is paying dividends.’

Whilst he said there should be no negativity following the draw he did admit disappointment at conceding so late because it was a game everybody felt we should’ve won and to concede so late on in the game is always gutting even if it turns out to be only a consolation for the opponents. It doesn’t get easier when it gives them something from the game, especially when you don’t believe they deserved anything.

‘We are disappointed, no-one likes to concede a last minute goal, but we are pleased with the performance. We have come here and played them off the park. It is a bitter one to take, coming so late, but we have had enough of them. We have got a point and we`ll take it, look at it and move on to Tuesday.’

Echoing manager Mark Warburton, Dean did add that Jeff Hendrick should consider himself lucky to have still been on the pitch following the late and high foul on Tommy Smith and it was just sod’s law that he then played a part in the build up to the leveller.

‘It was the last few minutes and there is no blame for anyone. The geezer who shot shouldn`t have been on the pitch after smashing Tommy Smith in the corner. We are a unit and we conceded a goal, it happens. No blame is passed and we will make sure it doesn`t happen again.’

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