VIDEO: Adkins hails Blades character but claims United should have had a penalty

Nigel Adkins at the Banks's Stadium during his side's 1-1 draw with Walsall
Nigel Adkins at the Banks's Stadium during his side's 1-1 draw with Walsall
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Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins praised his side character again after the Blades were forced to come from behind to take a share of the spoils for the second weeks in a row.

Having taken a point from a losing position against Southend last Saturday, United did the same again at The Banks's Stadium as Jose Baxter's goal earned a point after Walsall had gone in front through Tom Bradshaw.

However, Adkins in his post-match assessment pointed to penalty appeals waived away by the referee - one notably involving Che Adams and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge which looked a certain spot-kick.

MATCH REPORT - Walsall 1 Sheffield United 1
Adkins said: "The lads have shown good character again, haven't they? We've come away from home against a good side. I thought we started well, we were on the front foot and 20, 25 minutes into the game they got a better grip of the game."

He added: "They scored - good character from the lads to come back; Jose scored, we could have scored three towards the end. It was end to end at a stage.

"We should have had two penalties in our minds; he didn't give it, they've hit the post, so all in all we've come away from home with a point and I'm sure it was an entertaining game."

Read James Shield's report here