Gallifuoco: Captaincy was an honour
10th March 2015
Giancarlo Gallifuoco admitted it was an "honour" to captain the Under-21s for the first time in Monday's 0-0 draw against Bristol City.
The development squad failed to score for only the third game this season, but the result at Landore kept them top of Development League Two South with four games left to play.
It also keeps the Under-21s in pole position for a place in the end of season play-offs, and Gallifuoco revealed his delight at wearing the captain's armband for the first time.
"It was a great honour," he said. "I was delighted that the coach let me lead the team, but unfortunately my first game as captain didn't end with a win.
"Hopefully I can have the responsibility again and we can get back to winning ways. After the unbeaten run ended against Colchester it was important that we bounced back and the two clean sheets showed how defensively sound we are."
He added: "We didn't play as well as we know we can, but when you have been top of the league for so long then opposition teams come not to lose the game.
"That was the case on Monday - Bristol City did well, they defended in numbers and we weren't quite good enough to break them down.
"We had a lot of possession but the final ball didn't quite work out well for us. They had a couple of chances, do did we, but a draw was probably a fair result."