Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill has hailed the performance of Luke Ayling after his late goal secured a 2-1 win at Crawley Town.
Cotterill has admitted that his team were made to work hard for their victory.
He is quoted by the club's official Twitter feed as saying: "It was a hard-fought win. In the second half we were by far the better team.
"We spoke about their zones and Luke was obviously listening; the delivery was great. I thought Luke Ayling was outstanding today."
"We've come to a tough place where Preston and MK Dons slipped up. It isn't easy. It was a battle."
City next travel to bottom-of-the-table Yeovil Town on Tuesday evening.