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Cotterill upbeat despite defeat

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill was pleased with the display of his side as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Wolves.

Last Updated: 25/01/14 at 20:24

Steve Cotterill: Looking to the positives

Steve Cotterill: Looking to the positives

Nouha Dicko gave the home side a 10th-minute lead and then saw his cross deflected into his own net by Derrick Williams after Sam Baldock's penalty had drawn City level.

Substitute Bakary Sako then sealed Wolves' second successive home win in the 76th minute.

Cotterill said: "We played well, we played some great football. We were caught twice playing out from the back but we will carry on doing that.

"We've made a few mistakes, chosen a couple of bad options which has resulted in good goals for Wolves.

"The third goal is something from nothing, a bit of brilliance from Sako to be fair.

"Apart from that, I didn't think there was anything in the game really. I think we've come here and dominated the game for long periods.

"They definitely needed that third goal because the longer the game would have gone on, we might have had them on the back foot.

"I think 3-1 is tough on us, I really do and we won't get quite enough credit for our performance.

"I've watched quite a few Wolves games on DVD and there hasn't been any team that's come here and passed the ball against them for as long as we have.

"There was a stage when we got back to 1-1 when the crowd was right on the cusp of turning and I would have liked to see what happened if we got our noses in front.

"We made a couple of bad choices but to be fair to the players, those lads that made a mistake, they've recovered from it.

"We only have to look forward and be positive. We'll get the lucky breaks on another day but we've got to go looking for them - and when we do and we capitalise on them we'll be fine.

"We've got to stay upbeat. We didn't play like a team that was second from bottom of the table here."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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