Robins ‘buzz’ again

Irish Sunday Mirror - - FOOTBALL -

Bristol City v Today, 1.30pm Mill­wall

BRISTOL CITY are “buzzing” again – and primed to reignite their pro­mo­tion charge.

That’s the mes­sage from Robins boss Lee John­son ahead of the visit of strug­gling Mill­wall to Ashton Gate this af­ter­noon.

City’s 3-2 mid­week win at base­ment boys Ip­swich ended a dis­mal run of four straight de­feats – and halted their alarm­ing slide down the Cham­pi­onship ta­ble. John­son said: “The lads are buzzing af­ter the win at Ip­swich.

“Yes, the re­sult was a big re­lief be­cause it gets that mon­key off our back af­ter those four de­feats.

“There’s been a lot of ex­pec­ta­tion on us.

“But we’re a new team and some­times people can over-egg the sit­u­a­tion.

“Some people think we’re bot­tom of the league, but we’re def­i­nitely not that.

“The three points at Ip­swich put us six points off the play-offs – and 14 points off the bot­tom.” City for­ward Jamie Pater­son, who scored at Port­man Road, reck­ons that com­ing from be­hind to beat Paul Lam­bert’s side proved the spirit in the camp had stayed strong, de­spite the down­turn in form.

The Scot­tish striker said: “We’d had a tough run and our fans have been frus­trated.

“But we stick to­gether. We have a great chang­ing room and luck al­ways turns in your favour.”

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