Huddersfield boss Mark Robins refused to speculate on the future of on-loan striker James Vaughan after his hat-trick all but sealed his side's npower Championship survival.
Robins made clear his admiration for the Norwich player, who sank hapless Bristol City with a first half double and a 64th-minute clincher, but refused to be drawn on his future at the club next season.
Robins said: "James showed how much he cares about our club with the way he celebrated his goals. That isn't always the case with loan signings.
"He has been good for us and I think we have been good for him. What the future holds I can't say, but he was terrific here.
"It's amazing to be on 57 points in the Championship and not be mathematically safe.
"The support from our fans was magnificent and we now have the opportunity to finish our season with a good home display against Barnsley next Saturday."
Lewin Nyatanga's headed injury-time consolation from a Greg Cunningham cross did little to cheer Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll.
He said: "That performance was the worst since I came here and totally unacceptable. We played without pride and I can assure supporters that won't happen again.
"We owe them an apology. In our last game at Hull we looked as though we shouldn't be relegated, but here we showed why we are going down.
"Basically we are not good enough. The home performances since I took over have been consistently encouraging, even when we have been beaten. Losses are inevitable at times and it is how you lose that counts. We have a lot of work to do during the summer and need to man-up."