A goal nine minutes from time rescued a point for Rangers at home to Blackpool last night.
But Iain Dowie said his side deserved to win after a spirited response to falling behind in the first half.
Dexter Blackstock nodded in after an Akos Buzsaky free-kick rebounded from the crossbar to claim the draw but plenty of other chances went begging and the Rs went close to winning the match at the death.
It was the striker's sixth goal of the season and prevented the week from being a total write-off for the Rs - who lost limply at home to Derby on Saturday.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher had given the visitors an 18th minute lead with a stunning shot.
"We showed great drive and great desire to come back into the game after they scored from their only chance of the entire 90 minutes," Dowie said.
"In the second half our display was full of energy and hunger and a point was the minimum we deserved from the match. We were by far superior in all departments."
The 1-1 draw leaves the Rs in eighth place in the Championship - still eight points behind leaders Wolves - who lost their unbeaten record with a 3-0 home defeat to Reading - and six behind second-placed Birmingham, who Rangers meet on Saturday at St Andrews.