"I will go home counting my blessings now that the table looks at lot healthier from our point of view."
"But I did not feel comfortable at all throughout the 90 minutes because we gave the ball away too much up front. However we defended like our lives depended on it and that is what we had to do."
Curbishley defended the decision to leave Danny Murphy out of the 16.
"Players like Matt Holland, Jonathan Fortune and a few others have come in and given 150 per cent and that's what I needed to get competition among the squad."
"We had to be dogged, gritty and all of those horrible words, but what else can you do? I make no apologies for grinding out some results."
"We realised a couple of weeks ago we're in the scrap too after our excellent start to the season."
"We played some great football at the start of the season and everyone was confident and on a high. Then it went disastrously wrong and we had to turn that around."