With new owner Mike Ashley looking on at the Riverside Stadium, Allardyce saw his side twice pegged back after losing first Stephen Carr and then replacement Peter Ramage.
And Allardyce said: "That, on top of not winning, makes me feel like we have lost rather than drawn. We will have to deal with those injury situations and see whether that takes us into the market on a more ferocious basis this week, which it might have to."
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