“I’m sure they will have seen enough chances created to be excited on Tuesday night, albeit mixed with disappointment from another defeat,” said the Bristol City chief. “The important thing is everyone pulls together this weekend and really rallies to get this first home win.”
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“He’s unplayable,” was Drury’s simple verdict. “We see it in training day in, day out – and that’s what he’s like. You can put a man on him, but sometimes he’s so hard to stop. And with the goal, the penalty, the through ball.. he makes us tick.”
“It took a lot of guts to take a penalty like that at a crucial moment in the game and his second was absolutely brilliant,” said Lambert, hoping that his side could spare him such ‘excitement’. “I’m only 41 – and I’d like to see it through till I’m 44!” he laughed. “But that’s the way that Carrow Road should be – rockin’!”
“I’m pretty sure that Leicester will feel that – that they have to look to bounce back. They’ve been hurt a few times [this season] but its up to us to keep driving the nail into them,” said Lambert, revealing a merciless streak that tallies with a midfield ‘boss’ with a Champions League winners medal to his name.
“As a back four I don’t think we’ve been cut open by anyone. We feel pretty solid – especially with Crofty [Crofts] in front of you to protect you. But it was a lucky goal the first one and you hold your hand up for the second – it’s a great free-kick and you can’t really do anything about it.”
“The players have been absolutely brilliant for me and on another day we’d have won the game,” said the City chief. “What they’ve done in such a short space of time has been huge and as I said before, the biggest indicator is the crowd.”
“Everybody in the stadium knew we were the better side and Nigel [Pearson] said it himself as well,” said Canary boss Paul Lambert tonight. “I can’t ask for any more from them. We were excellent.”
“I was in two minds as to whether I should let Gilly [Matt Gill] out to be honest with you – he is great about the place and a terrific pro,” said Lambert, who won’t be boosting the numbers after Gill left for a spell at Peterborough.
But here’s the real danger for football… or rather for the 65-70% of provincial football club supporters who give the English game its soul, its life and its future. What is there left to look forward to if promotion to the Premiership proves to be nothing more than a killing field…
“Jimmy Bullard’s got a stiff back at the moment, so he won’t be training today,” said Tigers chief Nigel Pearson. “Craig Fagan has still got a little bit of trouble in his groin area, so that could be a concern.”