Big Sam: Draw should lift us

11 September 2010 07:00
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is hoping his side take confidence from their 1-1 draw at Manchester City. Rovers took a shock lead through Nikola Kalinic and held on for a point after putting up the shutters following Patrick Vieira's 55th-minute equaliser. Allardyce said: "We have measured up to a club that should brushing us aside in terms of the quality of players they can afford, the wages they can pay and the limited budget we work on. "But good organisation, team spirit and hard working side can always cause an upset. Manchester City fans would see this result as an upset. "Even towards the end we might have nicked another goal when Kalinic was through but Joe Hart made a good save. But hopefully this will boost our confidence. "I was very pleased with our performance. We feel we got what we deserved after an outstanding team effort both in the way we defended and our possession of the ball."

Source: PA