SCOTLAND keeper Allan McGregor conceded five goals and was booked in Hull City’s remarkable 5-5 draw at Bristol City.

And then the former Rangers No.1 celebrated as the club made certain of Championship survival having lost just three times in 12 games.

Delighted boss Nigel Adkins said: “We wanted to be in control of our own destiny and it is great to achieve safety on the back of a positive result.

“Again, the players have shown great character and a real sense of togetherness to twice come back from two goals down.

“Some of our attacking play was outstanding.

“Of course, I am not happy to concede five and there were some really poor ones from our point of view.

“But, overall, we have come out of a brilliant game to watch, having not been beaten by a team desperate to get into the play-offs.

“Now we want to continue building on our recent form in the last two games.”

Ashton Gate Head Coach Lee Johnson said: “We are all a bit shell-shocked.

“Having played well in the first-half, we got ourselves 4-2 up and in a great position to take the points we needed.

“Our attacking play deserved even more goals, but some of the defending was schoolboy errors.

“We will keep fighting, but obviously we now need a storming finish to the season and hope things go our way.

“Perhaps we lack enough leaders on the pitch. Players can be divided into followers, standard-setters and leaders and we need more to graduate from the second of those categories to the third.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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