City in Safe Hands

Last updated : 18 February 2002 By Andy Beill

Paul Musselwhite
Paul Musselwhite - top stopper
After starting the season as Matt Glennon's understudy, Musselwhite has made the number 1 shirt his own since returning to the side two months ago.

Despite only keeping three clean sheets in that time, 'Muzzy' has been faultless behind a shaky City team.

Brian Little said: "[Torquay] will claim they deserved an equaliser and I would not argue with that. It could have been worse for us though, but fortunately Muzzy produced a couple of tremendous saves.
"From where I was, I honestly thought the ball was going in for the first but Muzzy managed to tip it over the bar. His second save was perhaps even better because the ball swerved and dipped all over the place.
"They were very important saves and it's great to see Muzzy doing so well. He's come back into the side when we haven't been doing that well in terms of overall results but he's not let us down and his form has been very consistent."

He added: "We didn't play overly well in the first half but we were pleased to go in at 1-0. However, we were poor in the second half and really there was only one team that ever looked like scoring - and that was Torquay."