Carl Curtis : It could have been a friendly but . . .

A strong line up, a team that could easily be argued that eight or even nine of those starting are first team players, following on from a performance that was better than a lot of what we saw last season, I was hopeful of a good City performance and a good result but the game or our performance lived up to the expectations that I believe many had at kick off.

In truth if that game took place two weeks ago in the middle of pre-season it would have been expected.

It had a feel of a friendly.

The first half was particularly poor and it took 41 minutes before there was a shot on target for either side.

There’s very little to write about after that game other than we are in the next round and ultimately that is what matters.

I was happy with the turn out from the fans, credit to the club for keeping the prices as low as they did and no doubt that certainly put a couple of thousand extra on the attendance.

The bright spots of the match was Noone’s goal, a superb free kick and Kenwyne Jones’ performance when he came on, the big striker certainly did more in a few minutes than our starting strikers did for the majority of the game.

Looking forward to QPR this Saturday and getting an away trip done after a three month wait.