City boss Stuart Pearce has outlined the early achievements of his team as they extended their unbeaten Premiership run to 11 games last night.
"It’s not easy to stay unbeaten in this league that’s for sure. The players should take a lot of credit for that", said Pearce.
"They’ve got a little hard to beat willingness about them now and you only get that by going on a long run like this. Once you get into a run as we have it becomes habit, you get a bit resilient about it, and I’m seeing that in our dressing room now."
Reacting to the importance of sitting top of table this early into the season, the Manager added: "It’d be really important if it was May! But it matters to me; I think it is important after three games.
"If someone had said ‘after you’ve won your third game, you’d go top, would you settle for that?’ Damn right I would!"
It’s whether City have the qualities to stay up there that led Pearce to say: "We’ve not got the class of a Chelsea or an Arsenal we know that. What we have got is a togetherness, a will to win, and a team ethic.
"We’ve got good players in our side – make no mistake about that. If our boys were up for transfer there would be takers for every one of our 11 and a few on the bench as well."
Overall the Blues boss seems happy with the unbeaten start and continued: "It’s nice to stay unbeaten and look into your team and say we’ve improved from the first game of the season in probably everything we’ve done.
"I certainly want to stay unbeaten for as long as we possibly can and that means we’re going up the league in the right direction."