Managers quotes after City 0 - 2 Palace

Last updated : 11 April 2004 By Michael Morris
Iain Dowie

'We defended brilliantly and everyone worked exceptionally hard.

'It was a pleasing display and we never looked to be in any trouble. Julian Gray was magnificent and I know he is well regarded at Cardiff after his loan spell here. There was a real hunger in our camp and I'm very pleased with the outcome.'

Lennie Lawrence

'It was a poor display by any stretch of the imagination and it is a shame our lingering play-off hopes have ended like a damp squib.

'Gray was outstanding today. We got his career going after his loan spell with us and now he is on top of his form.

'I am definitely interested in signing him when he is out of contract at the end of the season, but he will probably wait to see if there is any interest from a Premiership side before making up his mind.'