TONY MOWBRAY was left frustrated when his former Celtic player Aiden McGeady netted a dramatic late equaliser for Preston at the weekend.
The on-loan winger struck in stoppage time to give North End a 2-2 draw against toiling Blackburn Rovers.
Mowbray and McGeady, who still has 18 months of his Everton contract to run, were at the Hoops at the start of the 2009/10 season, but there was no old pal’s act at Ewood Park.
The Rovers boss said: “My players are pretty devastated, but we have to take it on the chin and look at the positives.
“However, we have to manage games better and see them out. We managed to do it a couple of times against Wigan and Derby.
“I thought this was another example of that – working really hard to get in front, see it out or even score a third, but it wasn’t to be, so, yes, we’re left frustrated.
“While we’re frustrated, while we’re disappointed, I think it was an amazing effort from everybody to get ourselves in a winning position.
“And yet I feel as if we let the fans down because they were so behind the team.
“But I’ve told the players not to be too hard on themselves because it was a fantastic effort to get back in front against a very dogged, determined, hard-working football team at the top end of the table.”