McInnes: We're no pushovers

Derek McInnes believes his Bristol City side proved they are upto a physical battle in Saturday's victory at Sheffield Wednesday.

Last Updated: 11/12/12 at 17:35 Post Comment

Derek McInnes: Pleased with his side's showing at Hillsborough

Derek McInnes: Pleased with his side's showing at Hillsborough

In the aftermath of their 4-1 defeat to Wolves, McInnes said that the victors' physicality 'spooked' his Robins side, something he says they never recovered from.

And the Scot stressed the importance of the physical battle they would face against Dave Jones' men, something he believes they stood up to well.

McInnes said: "We had to deal with a lot of stuff. Wednesday are a big side with a physical presence. There is no surprise with the style they play.

"If Sheffield Wednesday wanted to exploit us that way then I think we stood up to it in the main.

"We stood up to it when that has been classed as a weakness for us. We tried to get the ball down and play and we deserved to win."

Their three points, earned in dramatic fashion thanks to two late goals, was only City's second win since mid-September, but McInnes is not getting carried away in the build-up to their clash with Derby on Saturday.

"There is still improving to do for us to be totally confident of where our destiny is going to be," he said.

"The nature of the two goals we conceded suggested there is work to be done so we won't go overboard. We go into next Saturday on the back of a very good performance and a very good result."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ang on there!! We've only just won the second in a row. Don't we have to win three, like Brazil, to get to keep the Cup permanently at our stadium? ;-)

gutbukkit
Emirates to sponsor FA Cup

T

ypical Bodgers, in desperate need of a defensive midfielder and go for a floaty number 10 type midfielder. BODGERS OUT.

uncle monty
The Home Gossip

B

enteke is an absolute steal for £32.5m, he would get into any team in the world (except Barcelona) at the moment. I've seen many very good strikers in my 30+ years as a Villa fan. This guy is the best without question.

sparkigol
Benteke's £32.5m release clause

Footer 365

PSG win French Cup to seal the domestic quadruple

Paris Saint-Germain achieved a unique domestic quadruple when they beat Ligue 2 side AJ Auxerre 1-0 in the French Cup final.

Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Barcelona: Lionel Messi double hands Barca Copa del Rey triumph

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona moved a step closer to the treble with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.

Theo Walcott says Arsenal's squad is strong enough to mount a Premier League title bid next term

Theo Walcott thinks the current Arsenal squad is the strongest he has been involved with.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company