Doherty: It was important we didn't lose
GARY Doherty said it was important Wanderers didn't lose to Barnet last night after being defeated at Port Vale on Saturday.
Blues created more of the few chances created in a game low on quality, which Doherty attributed to his team-mates being tired after chasing high flying Vale with just ten men for the whole second half.
Asked if he was happy with a point from a goalless draw, the Blues skipper said: "Probably I am just because of Saturday. If we had eleven men on Saturday and only got a point tonight it would have been disappointing.
"You want to get three points in your home games. We had a really tough game on Saturday on a heavy pitch and maybe that affected a few of the lads tonight, who weren't as sharp as we wanted to be going forward.
"It was important we didn't lose tonight. We ground it out, got a point and it's another builder."
Doherty was happy to keep another clean sheet - Blues' second in three games after a long run without one - as Wanderers bounced back from a 4-1 loss at Vale Park.
He said that's down to the work caretaker boss Gareth Ainsworth has done on the training ground to implement a new tactical plan.
The former Ireland international side: "We are well organised. Gaz has got us well drilled on the training ground and we are working harder for each other.
"Two clean sheets out of three is a good thing - things are looking a bit better at the back. We had the disaster at Port Vale, letting in four, but I think that was a bit harsh on us.
"It looks terrible on the scoreline. We were comfortable until we went down to ten men and I think maybe we suffered from that tonight. We were a bit leggy, we had a couple of hamstring injuries and you get that when you're playing with ten men on a big old pitch at Port Vale."