Date: 14th March 2010 at 3:31pm
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County boss Gary Ablett was ‘proud’ of his team on Saturday after gaining a point in one of the dullest matches ever seen at Edgeley Park.

Although the Scouser admitted he was ‘disappointed’ that The Hatters didn’t work the impressive Alan Julian more in the Gillingham goal, he reckons that ‘two months ago, we would have gone on and lost this type of game.’

You have to see it as two points dropped for County in a match we really could have done with taking all three, but you can see Ablett’s point and the ‘mental toughness’ of his side, especially stand-out man Danny Swailes, was good to see.

‘I’m disappointed because I felt this was a winnable game for us. Having said that I’m not going to criticise the players at all. Once again they were immense at times so I’m not annoyed with them.’

‘Two months ago we would probably have gone on and lost a game like this, but at least it’s a point for us.’

‘Maybe we could have worked their goalkeeper a bit more, but it’s all ifs and buts in football. We certainly got at them but it just wasn’t to be I guess. I can’t ask for any more from the players though.’

In other news, Jim Melrose’s planned statement for today has been delayed (surprise, surprise…) til tomorrow morning as his solicitor’s review the statement. Once they are sure that the statement is fit to be released, it will be published via the administrators and the general media. So we wait again.

One small note is that I believe the statement is NOT announcing the withdrawal of the Melrose Consortium to buy the club.