Some were running on empty says Mick after testing Easter schedule
Blues were twice hauled back after first Paul Anderson and then Paul Green had put Town in front, with the Cherries' second equaliser taking a big deflection off Cole Skuse to wrong-foot Dean Gerken.
“My players were absolutely magnificent and I’m bursting with pride with them,” said the Town boss.
“A lot of them were running on empty at the end, having played two games in three days, and against a good team in Bournemouth, who pass the ball around very well.
“They had the extra day’s rest as well, which does make a difference and while I’m disappointed we didn’t win the game having been in front twice, a point keeps us in there.
“We can’t do anything about the second goal. It’s a big deflection but we’ve had things go our way during the season as well, it was just one of those things.”
“We have come a long way this year and here we are with two games to go, still in with a chance of getting in the top six and the players deserve so much credit for that. They have been remarkable."