And after Alan Dunne's penalty was saved by Kelvin Davis, Abdou Nadjim headed home to secure last season's beaten League One play-off finalists a deserved point.
Jackett said: "It is the opening day of the season, the Sky cameras are here and we were playing a team who has been in the Premiership let alone the Championship recently so I am pleased with our performance.
"We were a bit stop-start but we finished strongly which in this kind of heat is very encouraging. We had one lapse of concentration which cost us a goal but we kept going and got a really good point.
"We've got some forward momentum now and a lot to be pleased about."