DARREN Bent described Middlesbrough's late equaliser against Burton Albion as a 'sucker punch' as he though the Brewers deserved more from than a 1-1 draw on Easter Monday.
Marvin Sordell’s early strike put Burton ahead in the game before a 90th-minute Britt Assombalonga goal ensured that the points were shared at the Pirelli Stadium.
The draw leaves the Brewers five points from safety ahead of next weekend’s clash with fellow relegation battlers Birmingham City.
Bent says that the performance against Middlesbrough was a good one and the team has every right to feel disappointed with the draw, despite Boro’s league position.
He said: “It is disappointing. We played really well, created chances and defended really well. It is just a sucker-punch at the end and we are a bit deflated.
“It is difficult, because when you play a side like Middlesbrough who are flying in the league people expect you to get nothing from the game. To play as well as we did, we were by far the better side today, and come away with a point is disappointing because we are in a position where three points is massive for us.
“We know that we got a point today, but it feels like two points dropped.”