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Millen's View: "The fans were magnificent!"



City boss Keith Millen was full of praise for his players and supporters following City's 1-0 win over Reading on Tuesday night.

Danny Haynes' 28th minute goal was enough to earn the Robins our first home win of the season and relieve a bit of the pressure on the under-fire Millen.

Backed by a partizan Ashton Gate faithful, Millen was could not hide his delight at the backing his team got from the fans.

"I thought the fans were magnificent for us," a jubliant Millen told BBC Bristol, after seeing his team earn their first victory in seven.

"They got behind the lads from the start, made themselves heard and created a tremendous atmosphere.

"That was how Ashton Gate always used to be and it lifted the lads.

"It was the first time we have had that sort of noise for a home game and it made all the difference.

"The fans got nervous at times, but they stood by the team and the roar at the final whistle was something else.

"I said before the game that it was important for everyone to stand together and show a united front and that is what happened tonight.

"Ashton Gate has always been a difficult place for visiting teams to come and play and we have to make the atmosphere like that for every game."


With the pressure mounting, City simply could not afford to have lost to the Royals and the manager's relief was palpable come the end.

He said: "It was nerve-racking at times and I felt drained at the end of the game. My overriding feeling is one of relief.

"Fortunately, the lads played without fear. Not only was I pleased with the commitment they showed, but also the style of football. I thought we played some good stuff and deserved to win the game.

"At least people will now stop talking about us not winning at home and we can look forward and build on this. It's only one win and we are not getting carried away, but it will give the lads confidence and help them enjoy coming to work this week."


Despite the result meaning City remain rooted to the bottom of the table for the time being, the home win will serve as a massive shot in the arm - for players and fans alike - before Friday's Sky-televised match with league-leaders Queens Park Rangers (7.45pm) at Ashton Gate.
The Journalist

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Date:Wednesday October 20 2010

Time: 11:58AM

 

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