Paul takes Hart from draw

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Swindon boss Paul Hart was full of praise for his players as the Robins claimed a hard-fought goalless draw at promotion-chasing Huddersfield.

The Terriers made it 17 matches unbeaten - equalling an 86-year-old club record - and Hart was pleased with a point. His men survived a late onslaught to earn a share of the spoils and leave their high-flying hosts frustrated.

"We were playing against a side second in the league with a great record and we were never going to lie down," said Hart. "We made it very difficult for them and I am delighted at how the players got stuck in. They put their bodies on the line."

The Robins sank deeper into the relegation mire, but Hart added: "There will be many more twists and turns before the season is out.

"Our next two away games are Brighton and Exeter but after that the fixtures look reasonable - not easy - but reasonable. Other teams' fixtures look tricky.

"We know what we have to do and that is finish fifth from bottom. There are an awful lot of positives to take from this game."

Huddersfield boss Lee Clark saw his side create plenty of chances and hit the woodwork twice.

Substitute Alan Lee rattled the crossbar in the second minute of stoppage time from a Kevin Kilbane cross and seconds later Peter Clarke had an effort hacked off the line as Swindon held on.

Clark said: "It was one of those days. There were good saves and blocks on the line. We played some good stuff but Swindon have stuck in for a point. They were in the play-off finals last year and still have some good players."

Clark added: "We are 17 matches unbeaten and that is a terrific run and the players should be very proud of that fact. We've also got three clean sheets on the bounce and with a little bit of luck we would have taken all three points. I certainly can't criticise my lads.''

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Peter Clarke
Bristol City
Alan Lee
League One
Huddersfield Town
Swindon Town
Kevin Kilbane
Brighton & Hove Albion

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