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Captain Happy With Defensive Display

Aaron Wilbraham was pleased with how City defended in the 1-1 draw with Preston North End last night.

After conceding four against Birmingham City on Saturday, City looked assured at the back and limited the hosts to minimal chances.

There wasn’t much that could be done about former City midfielder Neil Kilkenny’s stunner, and Wilbraham feels it is a step in the right direction for Steve Cotterill’s men.

“I think we were a lot more ruthless when defending – especially from set pieces,” he told Bristol City Player HD.

“We’ve been conceding a lot of goals and we didn’t want to carry on doing that.

“We dominated the game, didn’t even look like we were in any danger and limited them to hardly any chances – the goal they scored was a wonder strike.

“We don’t want to be one of those teams that plays well but doesn’t pick up the three points. We’ve just got to keep the belief, keep defending how we defended and keep teams penned in away from home. We just have to keep going.”

Wilbraham headed home past man of the match Jordan Pickford from Joe Bryan’s cross in the 81st minute to earn City a point – the least they deserved.

City were unlucky not to snatch all three points in the dying embers of the match, and captain Wilbraham believes the wins are just around the corner.

He said: “Joe’s got the ball on the left-hand side and he’s got a great delivery. I managed to attack the ball well and get a good contact on it – it was nice to see it go in.”

The 35-year-old continued: “We had a few chances and the boys are disappointed, but if we keep playing like that we’re going to pick up more wins.

“Hopefully it (the performance) can kick us on now and give us the confidence to start winning and that’s what we’ll be looking to do on Saturday.”