Bristol City v Leicester reaction
Derek McInnes praised the resilience of his Bristol City players after they ended a seven-match winless streak with a 3-2 win over Leicester.
After three consecutive defeats, few pundits fancied McInnes' team going into the clash with a Foxes outfit that had won three on the bounce in all competitions.
But, despite falling behind four minutes before half-time to Lloyd Dyer's thunderbolt, the Robins never gave up.
Kalifa Cisse levelled before goals from Brett Pitman and Jon Stead eventually secured three crucial points in their bid for npower Championship safety, despite Neil Danns' strike for Leicester.
And that left McInnes satisfied that his squad has the character to kick-start their season and move quickly towards the relative comfort of mid-table mediocrity.
"I don't think anybody gave us a chance apart from the boys in our dressing room," he said. "We believed we would win the game.
"I felt we kept them at arm's length, that's why I was so disappointed to the lose the first goal.
"I thought we were the team who looked like we were going to score. Thankfully there was enough spirit and energy amongst them to get back into the game.
"When you're on the type of run we've been on it's hard to find."
McInnes was particularly pleased with his team's three-goal haul against a mean Leicester defence who have kept clean sheets in each of their last two outings.
"I thought it was a good game for us," he said. "Sometimes you can pick weaknesses in teams but there's not a lot of weaknesses in this Leicester team, so we knew it would take guts and determination from us to go and ask them questions.
"We felt we had to play at a certain tempo and certain way to get the crowd into it and the crowd certainly played their part.
"To do it the way we did it, against a team who don't concede many goals, and score three goals, was testament to the players."
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson was less than pleased with the way his side defended.
He said: "We conceded some very poor goals and subsequently put the game at risk.
"Two goals away from home should be enough to win a game but the manner in which we conceded goals tonight is not pleasing.
"We've made mistakes at the back but we've not defended well enough as a team.
"It is frustrating because we've worked exceptionally hard in the last few weeks to try and get in contact with the places above us and you have a night like tonight, where all that hard work is almost undone because of the manner of the defeat.
"If you lose a tight game where a bit of brilliance wins it you've got no complaints but I'm disappointed tonight with the manner of our defeat."