McAllister calm despite replay

08 November 2008 02:22
Leeds United boss Gary McAllister claims he won't lose any sleep over his side's failure to defeat ten-man Northampton Town in the FA Cup first round. The Cobblers grabbed an early lead in the first half of Friday's 1-1 draw at Elland Road, but lost Giles Coke to a 27th minute dismissal for a second yellow card. Andy Robinson's penalty restored parity, but Leeds were unable to find a winner on a frustrating night for the home fans. "People will look at it and say 'doom and gloom' and it was a bad result, but the truth is when they were down to ten men they got bodies behind the ball and tried to frustrate," said McAllister. "At times I thought our passing was excellent and some of our play was sublime. We created numerous opportunities to get a good ball in the box. "As much as I'm disappointed, I won't lose sleep any over it. "We're still in the FA Cup and there were loads of positives to take out of the game."

Source: ESA