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Manager Delighted Players Bounced Back From Fulham Defeat

Steve Cotterill hailed his side’s powers of recovery after City bounced back from a heavy defeat with a hard-fought victory over Wolves at Ashton Gate.

Jonathan Kodjia’s header in the final minute of the first half was enough to ensure a second win in the space of three home games.

The three-point haul was made all the more welcome only three days after City were beaten 4-1 on home soil by a Fulham team who scored all four goals inside the first 36 minutes.

“It was an unbelievable performance on the back of what happened on Saturday,” Cotterill told Bristol City Player HD.

“That was a real kick in the teeth and the stats in that game just didn’t add up.

“I’ve been here nearly a couple of years now and I found that one hard to shake off, but I think I finally shook it off tonight – thanks to the lads. I thought they worked their socks off tonight.

“We were patient when we had to be and funnily enough I’d just written down before we scored that we needed a little bit of extra zip around the box, because I felt we could open them up with that.

“Lo and behold, a couple of minutes later that’s exactly what we did.

“It was a fantastic bit of play – a nice bit of patience and then that tempo around the box, and I think we deserved it as well.

“In the last five minutes when we had balls coming in our box and bombarding us, we stood up really well.

“The fans were brilliant. They had a little boo at us for going back to the goalkeeper in the second half but that’s the first one we’ve had in nearly a couple of years!

“A big ‘thanks’ go to the supporters. It’s vital they stay behind us. Nights like that make it worthwhile and they’ll go into work happy tomorrow.”

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