Selfless Michael Kightly insisted he would rather have turned in a poor performance and seen his side clinch maximum points at Ashton Gate than be awarded plaudits as Wolves’ master of the assist.
The Wolves winger had a hand in both goals as Mick McCarthy’s side raced ahead to a 2-0 before they were pegged back by Bristol City.
Kightly said: “It’s nice to get two assists again but I’d rather play poorly and have no assists and get three points.
“I think that puts me up to 16 [for the season]. A couple more assists and a couple more goals before the end of the campaign would be nice.”
The former Grays Athletic star continued: “I’m due a goal and I asked Neill [Collins] whether there was any chance of him letting that first one go straight in so I could claim it!
“I think it was going in anyway – I asked the linesman whether it was over the line because I’m scratching around for a goal so much!
“But if I don’t score again for the rest of the season and we win games and go up, then I’ll take that.”
Meanwhile, defender Kevin Foley put his hamstring injury behind him to make a full return to action.
While disappointed with the draw, the player did at least draw comfort from his comeback.
Foley, like his team-mates, found the conditions testing with a force nine gale causing havoc across the West Country and sending swirling winds and torrential rain down on the players inside the stadium.
“I could feel the old calves and hamstrings pulling towards the end especially with the soggy pitch but it was a good battle,” he said.
“I would be surprised if anyone has played in anything as bad as that. That was the worst conditions I have played in. Any footballer will tell you though that the wind is the worst. You can have sleet and snow but wind is the real killer.”