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Posted Wednesday, May 1st 2019

'We showed we're up for the fight' - Paterson

Jamie Paterson spoke of City’s character and determination as his creative performance against Millwall helped City secure a 2-1 victory at the Den.

Paterson struck a perfect free kick to draw City level, before sliding in Famara Diédhiou who netted the winner in a dramatic second half.

“It was a game of emotions,” Paterson said. “The ending was brilliant, we are all buzzing but it’s not in our hands so we need to hope for other results to go our way. You never know, worse things have happened.”

It was a whirlwind of a second half; City needed to push forward having gone 1-0 down and credit to young Max O’Leary who stepped up to save a Shaun Williams penalty, before City struck twice in nine minutes with late goals to seal with victory.

In doing so, it adds extra excitement with the race for the final play-off spot up for grabs.

Paterson added: “It was good to score and get an assist, but the win was more important, especially having been 1-0 down. Max saved the penalty and then we went up the other end and scored two, so the manner of the win was exciting for the fans. It was good and hopefully we can get a bit of luck now.

“As soon as he saved then penalty, the whole mood lifted, the fans changed and they always realise how much of an effect they have, especially at home and they brought a lot today. It made a different at the end and helped us get the ball in the back of the net.

“Millwall are a hard team to play against. Not many teams come here and create as many chances as we did. We didn’t take out chances in the first half and they did. It was disappointing but to score twice and show character proves we are still up for the fight. We’re a point out of it so we can all joy can’t we.

“We can only do our job. It was a disappointing result at Derby and we’ve been disappointed since that game so to bounce back with a win here was a big statement and hopefully that puts pressure on the other teams now.”

Paterson and his teammates travel to Hull City on Sunday.

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