Phil Brown felt his Hull side deserved a share of the spoils after we grabbed a late winner at the KC Stadium on Monday night.
Jonathan Woodgate grabbed a vital three points when he powered home Benoit Assou-Ekotto's fine cross in the 85th minute.
The victory lifted us five points clear of the bottom three.
Aaron Lennon had earlier struck from 20 yards for 1-0 after 17 minutes of a competitive encounter before Michael Turner's equaliser 10 minutes later. Both sides then hit the woodwork in the second half before Woody's latre strike.
Brown said: "It is a tough one. I don't think we deserved to lose the game.
"Maybe their experience won it as opposed to our inexperience.
"The winning goal typified what teams are capable of doing.
"Anthony Gardner comes out of the back four and the ball is played into the area where he should be.
"Defensively, we have got to learn. The inexperience at this level is hurting us."
Brown felt there were plenty of positives for his side. "I thought in the first half we were the better team," he added.
"We went a goal behind and showed character to come back.
"The turning point was Kamil Zayatte hitting the post and it coming out as opposed to going in."