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12 October 2015

Dean Parrett says that Boro put in a "proper performance" to earn a point at Exeter on Sunday after going down 2-0 and then 3-2 during the match.

The midfielder spoke after the game about their refusal to fall to defeat.

“It was great for the spectators, probably four of the best goals you’ll see this weekend!

“Obviously we are disappointed with the start, going 2-0 down very sloppily but I think we showed great desire and togetherness to get back into the game.

“We always felt that if we kept it clean after the two goals we would go on and win it but to be fair to the lad he scored an absolute screamer and Whelps has scored an even better one!

“Obviously we are not on the greatest run at the moment and we needed that. If we didn’t get that goal at the end we would have been really disappointed and I think we probably deserved the draw. Maybe not the win because of the start we had but all in all I think the boys put in a proper performance today.

“We stuck together, we got some good goals, we worked hard. Even the second goal you can see the desire to get the goal. We didn’t want to get beaten today.”

Parrett scored a free-kick in the first half to get us back into the game after wrestling the ball off Tom Conlon (who later hit the crossbar with one of his own) and he says that Boro have got a dual threat with both of them on the pitch when a free-kick is won.

“It is a difficult one as obviously TC is a great free-kick taker but I just thought it was my side to be fair.

“We both stay after training and practice them and we both score, so we both believe we can score.

“He had one the other night when I won one so I thought it was only fair that I took that one!”

The result halted Boro’s run of defeats but Parrett says the team must push on now and move up towards the top end of the table.

“It is a big confidence booster but we know we have got to work hard now and get back on the training ground. Just because we came here and got a 3-3 draw, it doesn’t mean anything.

“We want to get better, we want to be challenging for going up. We don’t want to be down in the relegation battle, it isn’t the place to be. I think the boys will take a lot of confidence from today but we will be back on the training ground and trying to get the win Saturday.”

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