Fightback pleases Grayson

Leeds boss happy with response after side battle back to draw

Goal joy: Robert Snodgrass notched a deserved equaliser for Leeds against Cardiff

Simon Grayson was pleased with the way his Leeds side responded in the second half after they battled back to earn a point against Cardiff.

The Bluebirds took the lead when Joe Mason slotted home on 17 minutes after he had nudged Darren O'Dea as the pair chased a through ball.

But Leeds upped their tempo after the break and deservedly earned a point when Robert Snodgrass scored with 17 minutes remaining.

The draw came after Wednesday's 1-0 defeat at Birmingham and kept Leeds in seventh in the table, two points off the play-offs.

Grayson told Sky Sports: "We said to the players at half time we needed to lift the tempo with and without the ball.

Did okay

"We kept attacking, they made some great blocks, the keeper made some great saves and rightly so we got at least a draw out of the game where we could have possibly won."

Simon Grayson

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"I thought we did okay, there wasn't much in the game and a mistake or maybe a foul that we should have had for the (Mason) goal didn't go our way. Their keeper made some good saves.

"But we knew we had to increase the tempo, as I said, with and without the ball. We certainly did that and we kept attacking, they made some great blocks, the keeper made some great saves and rightly so we got at least a draw out of the game where we could have possibly won."

Regarding their goal, he said: "I think he has caught him in the back and put him off his stride but Darren should have probably cleared it in the first place as well.

"But he got a knock on his head early part and he got one on Wednesday night so he's a little bit concussed but he should have dealt with it but I still felt it was a little bit of a foul as well but these things happen and we regrouped really well.

"I thought we could have gone into our shell a little bit but we got out, got at them, created some good chances and on another day we could have won."