McInnes welcomes first win
Derek McInnes could not contain his delight after claiming his first win in charge of Bristol City courtesy of Nicky Maynard's winner at Barnsley.
Last Updated: 29/10/11 7:47pm
Derek McInnes could not contain his delight after claiming his first win in charge of Bristol City courtesy of Nicky Maynard's injury-time winner at Barnsley.
Maynard blasted home Yannick Bolasie's right-wing cross from eight yards to secure a 2-1 victory for the Robins.
Albert Adomah's opener had been earlier been cancelled out by Craig Davies and McInnes was thrilled to nick all three points at the death.
McInnes said: "I am delighted. It's a big three points for us. I thought the players worked extremely hard for that result.
"We showed what we can do. In the first half we were dominant and we restricted Barnsley to one long-range effort. In the second half they showed a bit of impetus but we managed to withstand it.
"I always felt that with the players on the field that we could get the win. Nicky Maynard never let his head go down after he had missed two earlier opportunities. He was always in the game.
"The second goal came at no better time for a manager. The players took on board what I said to them. They knew that Barnsley are a good side.
"After the first goal we grew in confidence and at half-time I thought we should have been out of sight."
Barnsley boss Keith Hill was disappointed with the home fans in a crowd of 8,900 but felt his side had done enough to deserve a point.
Hill said: "The atmosphere in the first half wasn't there and I was disappointed with the crowd's reaction at half-time.
"Although we were one down there was no need to boo the players off because it dents their confidence and it shows a lack of football education.
"I also felt there was no justification in booing Jimmy McNulty after he had been given man of the match. The supporters are instrumental in what happens at a football club and they have to show some patience.
"In the second half the atmosphere from the fans was different and it reflected in the players' performances and it gave them confidence. We need the supporters to encourage the players and know that players will make mistakes."
Hill added: "I thought their first goal was offside. When we went one down the supporters continued to attack the players' confidence.
"Their second goal was our own undoing as we pressed forward. I thought we had earned a point.
"The players know what I want from them and we've got another opportunity on Tuesday night to put things right."