Nigel Pearson probably won't have been directly associated with Bristol City's 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough – however, an early evening meeting with his new crew and a short half-time group talk enlivened the Robins' success at the Riverside.
Having been selected as
's replacement, Pearson watched his side end a seven-game winless run in the currentChampionship
He saw his new players found the net three times in about 16 minutes, a brace from
and a smooth strike from
; the 57-year-old coach will start his new job with his first training session on Wednesday.
He addressed his crew at their group inn before the game; however, and he also showed up in the changing room at half-time, with his words plainly having the ideal effect.
"He was introduced to the players this afternoon at the hotel. He obviously spoke some wise words and wanted the players to show the abilities that they've got.
"That's obviously a fresh pair of eyes and the players have responded really well. Now we have to take that forwards. We're pleased to have him in the building and I'm sure he'll be a huge help to us.
"We met him for the first time today, although he came down at half-time and gave some advice to the players as well.
"The work was put in yesterday really, and then we travelled up and played the game. It's such a quick turnaround that he hasn't really had much time to work with the team yet.