Chesterfield boss Paul Cook heaped praise on injury-hit Bristol Rovers after seeing his side held at the Memorial Stadium.
The Spireites manager declined to make any fuss over the late sending-off of striker Eoin Doyle and gave an honest assessment of his side's performance as League Two's early pace-setters went six games without a win.
He said: "We are on a poor run and I don't see this as a good result for us. There is high expectation at Chesterfield and rightly so because we are a good club.
"We had chances which we couldn't take, but Bristol Rovers did very well. John Ward is short of some key players but his team gave everything for him, which is what any manager wants to see most."
Doyle had already been booked when he was shown a second yellow card by referee Iain Williamson for an 86th-minute foul on teenage winger Alefe Santos.
Cook said: "To be honest I didn't know Eoin had been booked, but he had a little tug on the lad and picked up a second yellow card. We accept the decision and get on with it."