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Cotterill Hails "Special Group" As City Bounce Back

Steve Cotterill hailed the response of his players after Bristol City bounced back from a rare home defeat with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Peterborough United at Ashton Gate.

Three days after Sheffield United inflicted only a second home league loss on the Sky Bet League One leaders, a return to winning ways never looked in doubt.

Goals early in each half from Aden Flint and Kieran Agard did the trick against mid-table Posh, who mustered only one attempt on target all night.

“We knew we had to win tonight and we knew there was pressure on us,” Cotterill told Bristol City Player.

“But I think we’ve had that on us most of the season – ever since we beat Sheffield United on the opening day.

“I would say we were pretty comfortable tonight. The concentration was good and we didn’t really give them too many looks at our goal.

“They changed their shape in the second half and had a bit of a go against us, but I thought we were very disciplined.

“Normally I write things down throughout the game of little adjustments that we might need to make. This was the first time this season that I hadn’t written anything down by half-time.

“From 42 to 46 minutes I could’ve probably written three or four things down – just a little bit of sloppiness and a little bit of inexperience in those three or four minutes just before half-time.

“But that’s because they’re so young. It’s amazing how young they are and to be doing what they’re doing is wonderful.

“They’re a really special group of lads. Hopefully we’ve got something really good going on at this football club at the moment. There seems to be a connection everywhere and it’s a really good place to be.”