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Pearson admits City were not at their best

Nigel Pearson says “mistakes cost us dearly” as his side conceded a late equaliser against Luton Town on Wednesday night.

Despite the teams going into the break goalless, Pearson felt City were not at their best though he saw improvements in the second half and they eventually led through Nathan Baker’s header.

City were on course for a first home win of the season, but Danny Hylton tapped home late on, with the Robins losing their winning position late on for a third time this campaign.

It was a hugely disappointing end to the game with Pearson telling Robins TV: “I’m not any more frustrated than our fans for sure, and certainly the players. They created some really good situations in the first half and Bents (Dan Bentley) made two or three really good saves throughout the game.

“To go in at half-time 0-0 was a positive and I liked how we went about the game in the second half. There’s no getting away that mistakes cost us dearly. Again we’ve been in a winning position and let it go, so it doesn’t feel great but we are three unbeaten.

“We weren’t at our best, I can’t argue we were second best in the first half but in the second half we were on top and it shows you the nature of football…that’s three occasions this season and it’s not something we want to keep going as a trend.

“There’s no point moaning now, we have to recover from tonight and get the players prepared again for QPR.”

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