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FIRST GOAL WAS KEY

6 September 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox was pleased with the performance despite the result against a strong Bristol City on Saturday.

United lost 2-0 through goals from Aden Flint and Greg Cunningham, but performed well in the loss at Ashton Gate.



Wilcox told The Iron Player: "You’re always disappointed when you lose a football match. First and foremost, Bristol City are a top, top team.

"They showed that in patches today but I think we showed what we’re about today too. We just needed that first goal and needed to be a bit more ruthless in both boxes, mark tighter on Flint for their first goal and at the at the other end, put the ball in the net when the chances come.

"When you come to Bristol City and create a dozen opportunities and three or four golden opportunities; Gary McSheffrey’s obviously very unlucky to hit the inside of the post.

"It’s just trying to get that first goal. I think if Gary’s effort goes in, we’ll sit deep. That was our game plan. They’ve got a lot of pace and a lot of quality in that team.

"We had to respect that. We played on the counter-attack and played some good stuff at times. Disappointed to lose the game but we’ve got to be better in both boxes.

"That’s been the story for most of the season.

"We thought we’d turned the corner with that in the last few games in terms of performances and results but again, there aren’t going to be many teams that come here and get the three points."

See much more from Russ Wilcox, Eddie Nolan and Marcus Williams on The Iron Player.

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