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The game of two halves

2 May 2015

The proverbial game of two halves was the post-match assessment of Stuart Gray following the 1-1 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road.

Atdhe Nuhiu’s late leveller cancelled out Matej Vydra’s first half opener to deny the Hornets the Championship title.

And Gray insisted his side deserved something from the game if only for their second half performance.

He said: “We were like a rabbit in the headlights in the first half. We dropped off them, we showed them too much respect and that display was not good enough.

“I said to the players at half time that the only positive thing is that we were only one goal down.

“We came out for the second half a different side and by the hour-mark, we had grown into the game.

“They might say we have nicked it overall but this team will battle to the end of every game, whether that’s the 90th minute, 93rd minute or 95th minute.

“So credit to the players for turning that game around and it was nice to see our goal scored in front of our own supporters.

“They have been magnificent all season home and away and I can’t thank them enough.”

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