CHARLIE Raglan admitted there were mixed emotions in Oxford United’s camp after the 1-1 draw at Walsall.
Chris Maguire’s deflected equaliser with 16 minutes to go cancelled out Andreas Makris’s opener.
After going behind in the 47th minute, United had two penalty shouts turned down, before Conor McAleny forced a late save from goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.
A draw was the least they deserved and Raglan was disappointed not to pick up all three points.
The defender said: “We’re pleased with the reaction because we were unfortunate to go 1-0 down.
“Maybe we should have got to grips with things a bit quicker in the first half, but it’s a bit in between really.
“We’re disappointed because we felt like we’ve had more than enough of the ball and chances to win the game.
“It’s been a tough week for everyone, some big games have come and gone for us, so I suppose it has stopped a certain rot if you like.”
The 23-year-old was handed his first start in nine games, partnering Curtis Nelson at centre back.
Raglan was pleased to be given a chance to impress.
He said: “I’m just delighted to play and hopefully there might be a couple more appearances before the end of the season.”