NIGEL Clough said the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday was "thoroughly deserved".
The Brewers boss said: "I was very pleased with the amount of effort we put in - you couldn't argue with that today. It was just a bit of quality that was lacking at times, and mental concentration. But the physical effort was there on an extremely hot day,
"We made it extremely uncomfortable for Sheffield Wednesday for most of the afternoon and the goal came against the run of play. We had situations even in the first five minutes where we could have got two goals and eventually we got our deserved equaliser but we should have scored more than one today.
"We put an attacking line up out there, two proper wingers in Sean Scannell and Lloyd Dyer, two up top and tried to cause them problems."
Clough was also delighted that new loan signing Joe Mason made an instant impact.
"Joe was very close to starting but he has only had one training session with us. He's playing catch up in terms of fitness.
"But he got his goal and it was total instinct. Nobody can coach that. You either know where the goal is to turn and hit it or you don't."