Carl Curtis : Our patience paid off

That for me was a ground out, solid, professional, patient performance that got the rewards it deserved.

The first half was not a brilliant spectacle for fans of either side but I believe City were the team who were trying to make things happen, they were patient in the build up looking to open up gaps in the Huddersfield defence, we did open them up twice in the first half and more composure could have made the result a lot more emphatic.

City did not launch the ball forward in a hit and hope fashion but chose to play everything out from the back and build from there, there was moaning and groaning in the stands when we getting the ball fast enough for many of the fans but I personally would rather see us try and play through opponents than lump it forward like we did many times last year.

I was convinced that if City got a goal they would find it easier to open up Huddersfiekd again, the Terriers were playing very defensive and City had to deal with that and they didn’t panic, the players stuck to the task and by doing so collected another three points and made it three wins on a trot.

Listening to the radio on the way home and it was said that the international break came at the the wrong time for Russell Slade and the players, I disagree with that and thought it was good timing for City to reflect on the good things they have achieved at the start of the season and spend more time in the training ground going over patterns of play, which I think we saw today.

We do lack pace and I believe that is where the frustration of fans is coming from, maybe that was Russell Slade’s thinking when he made the change of Ameobi for Kenwyne Jones, and his decision was justified.

Ameobi played a part in both City goals.

Confidence is growing, results are encouraging, performances are improving.

Are we going to win the league or get promoted ?

I think it is far too early for bold predictions like that but nobody can argue that we are definitely going in the right direction and long may it continue.

Bring on Hull this Tuesday, I really want City to win our home games but Hull will be a difficult side to beat and I will say now I would take a draw right now if it were an option.

Credit to the manager and the team today and even though there is only six games gone, I would rather be one place from the top than the bottom.