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James Crawley


Posted Friday, November 30th 2018

Inbrief: Millwall (H)

Assistant head coach Dean Holden and centre-back Tomas Kalas addressed the media ahead of City's home fixture with Millwall.

The match on Sunday (December 2nd) kicks-off at 1.30pm.

Here's a summary of what the pair had to say.

Dean Holden

  • He described Wednesday night’s win at Ipswich Town as “much deserved” adding it was a “great performance.”
  • “The players stayed focused and did well in the pressure moments. It gives us a lot of confidence,” he said.
  • He was pleased with Famara Diédhiou’s performance at Portman Road, saying the striker “played with the bit between his teeth, looked aggressive and played with a big smile on his face.”
  • He singled out Joe Morrell for praise, with the Wales Under-21 international making his league debut as a substitute.
  • Regarding Millwall on Sunday, Holden said City will “have to be patient” but are focused on the win.
  • “We’re feeling good. We want a feel good factor back at Ashton Gate," he said.

Tomas Kalas

  • Has settled quickly into life at City. There are “new things to learn but I’ve adapted quickly…everything is so far so good.”
  • The win at Ipswich Town was “well fought” and coming from losing positions showed their mental strength.
  • City have the chance to secure back-to-back wins which “is a chance to forget” the run of defeats. “We don’t want the feeling of losing,” he said.
  • On his partnership with Adam Webster, Kalas said the pair “compliment each other” adding “there’s still room for improvement.”