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Manager Says-Brum 0-1 Clarets

Manager Says-Brum 0-1 Clarets

What an amazing last few days this has been for Steve Cotterill after the heartbreak of the recent 19 match winless run. Two back to back wins,the latest a 1-0 victory yesterday over second place Birmingham following on the back of a tonking of Plymouth 4-0 last Tuesday night. The success and delight was of course tinged with sadness at the loss of legend Brian Miller who passed away on the morning of the match.I am sure however our former player,coach,manager and scout would not have wanted Clarets fans to curb our delight and celebration at winning this match and it was right that the gaffer dedicated this win to Brian and his family during these sad times.

Steve stated at the Press Conference after the game:

"It is a very sad day, so it would be nice to dedicate that victory towards Brian and his family.

'When he was manager here, he got a pretty important victory a few years ago, so today we send that win off to him and his family.'

Talking about the result Cotterill added:

'That was probably our best result of the season, simply because of where Birmingham are.

'We know what they are all about and they are probably destined for the Premiership, so we are absolutely delighted.'

The inspirational substitution that saw Spicer come on from the bench to score in the 80th minute also got some comment from the gaffer:

'I just got lucky with that one. We changed things around a little because John will do different things to Paul McVeigh.

'We thought he may get in behind and get a chance, so when he went through and took his chance it was very pleasing. It was a great finish!'

A much happier and brighter Steve Cotterill was now upbeat concerning our chances of avoiding relegation and ploughing on to the end of the season:

'The players have probably been hurting in the past few months and hopefully now they will get a few pats on the back for the amount of effort and work they have put in to turn the season around.

'Those two wins mean the other teams at the bottom are three games away from us now with the games running out very quickly.

'With our goal difference being back to zero, which is very pleasing, that probably shows that the only trouble we have had was that run when we couldn't score.

'It is no coincidence, but Andy Gray has been absolutely phenomenal in two games for us. He has been the key, along with a good team performance.'

He further went on to say: 'We said, when we got the win against Plymouth the other night, we wanted to push on and finish the season well.

'We have leapfrogged Leicester and there are a couple of clubs above us now who, with a game in hand, are reachable.

'We have to do the best to get maximum points again on Monday and then we can take stock of what has happened in a short space of time.'

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Sunday April 8 2007
Time: 11:36AM

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