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Harris post-Forest | Quality & a clean sheet mentality

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Neil Harris spoke following the full-time whistle of the Bluebirds' 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

With a first victory of the 2020/21 campaign in the bag, the City boss was full of praise for the application of his troops.

"Today I asked for quality in the final third and a clean sheet mentality," he began. "I think we saw, certainly for the first 45 minutes, a dominant, quality display in the way that we want to play the game.

"We knew Forest were going to be better in the second half, as they adjusted a couple of things. I think we stepped off our levels and that's one area we'll look at: being better for 90 minutes rather than 45.

"I'm not going to knock my players today though. It was a performance worthy of winning a game of Championship football.

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"We'll build on this today, the momentum, the performance, the spirit in the camp; we'll take it into next week."

With a fine brace of goals to open his account for the Bluebirds, Moore was singled out for individual praise by his manager. 

"When you bring a striker to the Club, it's always nice to see them get their first goal or two," he continued. "It takes the pressure off the player and the group.

"I thought he led the line superbly well. First contacts were excellent throughout the game, he caused their centre-halves real problems, and the link-up play was very good.

"At six foot five, he's also got athleticism, pace and a goal threat. I'm really pleased for him today."

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