Jay O'Shea says he and his Sheffield United teammates knew yesterday's game at Oldham would be "horrible" as soon as they saw the state of the Boundary Park pitch.
United trailed to Tope Obadeyi's first-half goal before O'Shea levelled five minutes into the second half, and Chris Wilder reckons it will turn out to be a point gained rather than two dropped come the end of the season.
And O'Shea admitted: "We knew it was going to be a horrible game when we saw the pitch before the game, but we dug deep after our first half which wasn't the best.
"We showed good character to come back into the game, and had a few chances to win it near the end."
O'Shea's goal was a superb effort, as he volleyed James Hanson's knockdown past Connor Ripley in the home goal to extend United's unbeaten run to ten games.
"It sat up nicely," the Chesterfield loanee added, "and it was nice to see it hit the back of the net and keep our good run going."