Date: 3rd February 2016 at 5:17pm
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Joint assistant head coach Dave Kemp took media duties following the one all draw with Swansea City last night.

With Tony Pulis believing we should’ve taken all three points from the game given the chances we had across the 90 minutes, Swansea did take the lead in the game and we needed record signing Salomon Rondon to level matters in the 92nd minute.

For Kemp, as he was speaking to in his post game press interviews, he believed that the goal would do Rondon’s confidence the world of good and it was his fifth of the season.

‘It was handled on the line when Fletch hit it. It came out and Rondon put it in. It will do Salomon good. When he first came he was a livewire. We need him to get back to those levels and if he starts scoring his confidence will go up, especially after scoring against Bristol City recently too.’

As for the point itself, he knew it was the least we deserved from the game given our efforts.

‘We kept going, showed great character and we’re happy. The finishing today wasn`t great but we’re pleased we’re making opportunities. To not be in front when you’re getting chances is frustrating. It puts pressure on you too.’

The Daily Mail also have Kemp talking about the booing in the game.

‘Fans pay their money but I’ve got to be honest, I don’t quite understand that. In the old days, when I was a young man, fans came along to cheer their heroes, now they seem to wait for an opportunity to have a bit of a moan. Tony isn’t an inexperienced manager, he’s had nearly 1000 games. You want the fans to be your 12th man. I don’t think the booing helps, that’s my own personal opinion. In the previous home game against Aston Villa we didn’t play well, there’s no question about that, But I thought we were much better tonight. Whether they just expect you to roll over teams, I don’t know where that comes from. It’s not that easy. The Premier League is a tough league, you have to treat everybody with respect. If you come out and do your best, like I think our players do, you could complain about the quality maybe, but I don’t think you could criticise their effort.’

Fans will have their own opinion on that but nostalgia can be a wonderful thing.

With Jonny Evans going off in the second half with a hamstring problem, Kemp confirmed he still had to be assessed but they were hoping it wasn’t anything too serious.

‘He’ll have that scanned to see the extent of that, hopefully its not too bad. I think his previous one kept him out for a couple of weeks so we’ll hope for the best there. Everybody gets injuries but we’ve got some important players out right now. If Jonny’s not available for a few weeks we’ve already got James Morrison out, we’ve got Chris Brunt out.’

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