Dean Holden hailed Zak Vyner who started the game as a central midfielder and scored a goal to help Bristol earn a 2-0 victory against Preston.
into an early lead from
’s corner and
’s scuffed strike to double City’s lead with 13 minutes remaining.
The visitors nearly equalized as a result from one of their own.
leaped to head goalwards but his header clipped the bar on its way over.
: “Zak will score better goals, but he will always remember his first for us.
“I was right behind the shot and my only concern was that it might spin wide. I just wish there had been a crowd and his family here to see it.
“He deserved it because it was his first start for me in a new position and I thought his performance was outstanding.
“It’s always good to have versatile players in your squad and Zak is developing that way.
“I thought it was a really solid team performance in the first half particularly. We knew Preston would come at us in the second half, but our game management was really good.
“Tomas Kalas and Alfie Mawson are a really strong partnership for us at the back and we defended really well.
“Famara Diedhiou has got us another important goal. Contract talks are continuing with him and hopefully there will be a resolution soon.
“Chris Martin is such a clever player and did some excellent work alongside Fam.
“But I was pleased with all the players. I did my coaching badges with Alex Neil and I knew he would have his team fired up to have a go at us after the break.”