West Brom manager Tony Mowbray believes the point gained from Tuesday's goalless draw with Cardiff City could be vital in the race for promotion from the Championship.
The Baggies consolidated fourth spot and a play-off berth with the stalemate and, although claiming his side deserved to take all three points, Mowbray was pleased with a share of the spoils.
"We came to get three points and, on the overall balance of play, in my view, we deserved them," he said.
"Ultimately, we're slightly disappointed we didn't win the match.
"We didn't quite manage to put the ball in the net and I felt we were the team driving the game for the majority of the time, but we'll take 0-0 and move on.
"At this stage of the season, every point is important."
Meanwhile, Mowbray admitted he already knows his starting line-up for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final meeting with Portsmouth at Wembley.
He added: "I generally try and prepare two or three games ahead and the starting line-up has been pretty secure for a while.
"You do get individuals like Neil Clement who come in and change situations or positions, but I think we're pretty sure what we're going to do."