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James Crawley


Posted Sunday, September 2nd 2018

McAllister impressed by all-round team performance

City ‘put Blackburn to the sword’ on Sunday afternoon, winning 4-1 at Ashton Gate to extend their unbeaten run to three matches.

Assistant head coach Jamie McAllister said there were “so many positives” from Sunday’s display, which saw an exquisite free kick from Josh Brownhill, a first City goal for Marley Watkins and Famara Diédhiou net on his return as City came back from 1-0 down.

“The boys were outstanding," McAllister began as he spoke to BCTV after the full-time whistle. 

"We started excellently in the first 20 minutes. Before their goal we were on top, we created chances and penned them in. They got the goal against the run of play but then they had one or two chances.

“Our lads showed great character after that and when we got the goal, especially at half-time we said there would only ever be one winner because we had the bit between the teeth.”

McAllister continued: “Marley getting his first City goal is brilliant for him, Fam coming on and getting his goal and with Matty and Andi up top it was a proper team performance, right through from the goalkeeper to the front two - they were outstanding.

“We said we played well in the first half but it was just the goal and we lost our way in the next 10 minutes but in the second half we put them to the sword.”

City’s next match in the Sky Bet Champions comes after the international break, when they they return to BS3 to host Sheffield United on Saturday, September 15th (3pm).

McAllister said: “The lads deserve the break, to recuperate and spend time with their families and good luck to the international lads who are going away to represent their countries..

“It’s a platform for us to build on now. We’re in a good position and we look forward to the next few games."