Russell: Orient the Turning Point

Last updated : 24 March 2002 By Andy Beill
Russell said after the match: "We were up against it in the first half and were a little bit off the pace. The game was very open - too open from our point of view - and I thought that we got a lot tighter in the second 45 minutes.
"In the end we might have sneaked it as we had a couple of good opportunities near the end and Adrian Caceres was disappointed that he didn't score.
"But we kept a clean sheet which is something we hadn't done for seven games and it's a massive psychological boost that we've not played as well we could but have still got a result."

Despite now being four points off a play-off place, Russell still sees the Tigers finishing in the top seven.
"I said to the lads before the game that their season started today and although you're never happy with a point in these circumstances it's a point from which we can build.
"We're still going for the play-offs and can only take a game at a time. Darlington are next up for us and that's what we're focusing on now."