What the managers had to say after Burnley v City

Last updated : 11 April 2007 By Michael Morris
"I thought we started brightly but sloppiness, laziness, whatever you want to call it, cost us.

"I can't remember my goalkeeper having anything to do in the first half apart from picking the ball out of the net and that's down to sloppy defending.

"In the second half we didn't create enough chances and the second goal was a poor one to give away.

"The frustrating thing is the amount of possession we've had and we are not able to turn them into goals and it's been the same over the last 10 games or so.

"But, saying that, we are still making mistakes at the back and they are bad mistakes. You've also got to take your chances and we didn't do that."

He added: "We've come a long way in a short space of time. I think sometimes supporters and people around the club don't realise just how far we've come because it's a brand new team.

"I've said to the players that they have to keep going. The prize at the end of the season for the players is a massive prize. If it doesn't happen this year then maybe next year it will."

Steve Cotterill

"We're delighted with the clean sheets. You can't beat clean sheets.

"I think Wayne Thomas has been absolutely first-class recently and I'm delighted for him. I think Michael Duff and Jon Harley have also been superb at full-back and Steve Caldwell has been a rock since his came here."

"I thought the McVeigh goal was a great goal," added Cotterill.

"He's a bright footballer and we knew that before we took him and he took his goal well.

"I'm not surprised his partnership with Andy Gray has come off as they are both bright players."