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The Reaction: Bournemouth 0 Blues 2

Posted: Sat 14 Dec 2013
Author: Andy Walker

Blues boss Lee Clark and Darren Randolph react to the 2-0 away victory at Bournemouth.

Lee Clark on his side's resolute performance...

"We've come up against a terrific team today. They pass the ball, they've got good movement, they've got really bright attacking players and we had to be resilient. 

"Every single player has produced a shift and we've scored two good goals. I felt at times that we could have kept the ball a bit better but with every single player blocking shots, winning headers and making tackles all over the pitch, I can't fault their effort and application.

"Credit to us, they changed their system two or three times so that shows we were being resolute and we're delighted with the outcome."

Clark on the continuation of his side's unbeaten run...

"Confidence is high and they are believing in each other and themselves. The work ethic is absolutely magnificent and we've got to keep it going. 

"Today was never going to be easy because I like what Eddie (Howe) does here (at Bournemouth) and I like the group of attacking players he has but we nullified them when they did breach us and my goalkeeper pulled off two or three terrific saves."

Clark on his side's two goals...

"Sometimes it can be frustrating because when my team do get the ball down and pass, we are clinical and we create chances. When we did get good passing movements together, we had two or three other possibilities. 

"I'm delighted today because the finishes were really good by both players - Andrew Shinnie and Nikola Zigic. When you go away from home, keep a clean sheet and win then you've got to be delighted."

Darren Randolph on his stunning double save at the death...

"I don't know how I got to that one. When the boy (Lewis Grabban) first headed it back over me my first reaction was: 'oh oh, I'll be struggling to get here' but I managed to scramble back and get a hand on it."

Randolph on chalking up a clean sheet...

"Clean sheets are hard to come by in this league and it was good to come here against a team like Bournemouth, who can play, and show a desire to keep a clean sheet by putting our bodies on the line. 

"Even putting the amount of blocks and tackles that we produced aside, the boys were brilliant throughout."

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