He said: "We have had a lot of criticism, especially from the opposite camp which I think is unnecessary.
"It is a terrible pitch to play on, but irrespective of the pitch it has been a good game of football today. The lads have come in, worked hard, and they deserve everything that they get
"I'm pleased we're going to Scunthorpe with a lead, my team give me the same effort and commitment week in week out and again today - I can't fault them.
"We have got to keep it a lot tighter because if Scunthorpe get one goal then we are on the back foot."