Kilkenny hails City boss
Bristol City midfielder Neil Kilkenny has said Tuesday's morale-boosting goalless draw against West Ham is thanks to Derek McInnes.
By Jessica Miller
Last Updated: 02/11/11 7:03pm
Bristol City midfielder Neil Kilkenny has said Tuesday night's morale-boosting goalless draw against high-flying West Ham is down to new boss Derek McInnes.
The Robins held the Championship's second-place team at Upton Park against all odds and in the process kept their first clean sheet since August 20th to leapfrog Doncaster off the foot of the table.
Australia international Kilkenny put City's recent improvement against the Hammers and the 2-1 win at Barnsley on Saturday down to the influence of McInnes.
The Scot succeeded Keith Millen as boss less than a fortnight ago when City were rock bottom of the Championship.
City have taken four points from the last two games and the Aussie midfielder credits the manager for their upturn in form.
"He's come in and changed things for the better and you can see that by the way he sets up for games," Kilkenny said.
"It's a lot of hard work and he is a hard taskmaster but he has been good for us and helped us turn things around.
"We feel we've turned a corner now and we're looking forward to every game rather than worrying about our position in the league."