NERVOUS TIGERS FORCED TO WAIT
reason why we are in this position is the ability of the players to get the ball down and play with freedom and the whole thing caught up with us.
“We will be better next week because, to be brutally honest, we couldn’t be any worse.
“The dressing room is disappointed. We knew this was an important game for us.”
Despite being boosted by a first league start of the season for Matty Fryatt, Hull started sluggishly and could have been behind on 20 minutes had Steven Davies connected with Neil Kilkenny’s cross with any intent.
Hull’s limited chances in the first half fell to Robbie Brady and Gedo, but neither found the target.
Bristol City, relegated in midweek after their 1-0 loss to Birmingham, were looking the most likely to break the deadlock after the restart, the impressive Albert Adomah forcing keeper David Stockdale into a good save.
Meyler almost eased the tension when he found space inside the area in added time, but Heaton produced a fine save to deny Hull, who are looking to make a return to the Premier League after a threeyear wait.
“We’ve played better in our home games and lost,” said Bristol City boss Sean O’Driscoll.
“But we must be happy with the performance because we restricted a very good Hull side to one shot.
“Some players have come in and played a part, like (Matthew) Bates, (Neil) Kilkenny and Adomah, and the progress of the team is massive.
“We brought Richard Foster in as well to change the shape to combat Hull and really thwarted them.
“They aren't where they are in the league by fluke.They’re a very good side who will most likely win promotion to the Premier League.
“I’d like to get a team that is organised defensively, and fluid going forward. It doesn’t come overnight, but we were decent.
“We’re still looking at League One next season but we must look at the positives rather than the negatives.”
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