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Posted Saturday, October 20th 2018

Eliasson hails 'amazing' support in away win

Match-winner Niclas Eliasson described the “great feeling” after seeing his late goal in front of the City fans ensure the win at Brentford.

He ghosted in at the back post to smash home Jay Dasilva’s deep cross in the 89th minute as Griffin Park, with City holding on to secure the 1-0 victory.

Eliasson’s first goal of the season - only his second in City colours – came in front of a sold-out away end in the capital.

“I’m very happy,” he told bcfc.co.uk. “It was a great feeling to score in front of the away fans, to come away with the three points so it was a great day.

“It’s unbelievable to play in front of all these fans away and it gives you the extra percentage to work hard when you are tiring towards the end of the game. They are amazing.”

The 22-year-old Sweden winger already leads the club’s assist tally for the season but added he has been working on his positioning, to be able to add more goals to his game.

“They always tell me as a winger to find the back post, that’s where a lot of goals will come for a winger,” he explained.

“If you stay wide the whole time it’s harder to get the goals, you might get the assists. We’ve been working hard on getting in the box and if the cross is too big, somebody can get to the back post and head it in or put it in somehow – it was a good one!”

And Eliasson also shared in the team’s delight for young Max O’Leary, who kept a clean sheet with a string of fine saves on his league debut for the club.

“Max is a great goalkeeper, a great guy who is working very hard so I am pleased for him to have made his debut today. He was brilliant and I am very happy for him,” he said.

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City return to league action on Wednesday evening when they host Hull City at Ashton Gate (October 24th, 7.45pm kick-off).

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