John Collins

Monday 21 January 2002

John Collins admitted he was happy with a point from Saturday's game at Sunderland but believes The Cottagers should have had more.

Jean Tigana's men were in the driving seat for much of the game at The Stadium of Light thanks to Steed Malbranque's early goal but Kevin Phillips's second-half strike ensured the spoils were shared.

"At the end of the day, we have to be happy with a point away from home but we had enough chances to win it," Collins said. "In the first half we played very well and looked very dangerous.

"In the second half Sunderland put us under a lot of pressure and Niall Quinn began to have a big influence on the game.

"With the chances we had we are disappointed not to have come away with three points."