Pisano: We’re ready for Birm­ing­ham

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EROS Pisano says City must build and kick-on from their re­cent re­sults in the Sky Bet Cham­pi­onship, as they pre­pare to take on Birm­ing­ham City this week­end.

City are un­beaten in their last two games with a never-say-die at­ti­tude in­spir­ing them to a re­mark­able win at Ip­swich Town be­fore a 1-1 draw at home to Mill­wall.

That has meant four points from the two games, with a po­ten­tial seven from three on the cards should City get the win against the Blues at St An­drew’s to­mor­row af­ter­noon.

“We have to con­tinue what we have done in the last two games but im­prove and con­tinue,” Pisano told bcfc.co.uk. “We fight and never give up, es­pe­cially as you saw against Ip­swich. We have to think about Birm­ing­ham now and I think we are ready for them.”

The last two matches saw the long-awaited re­turn of the Ital­ian right-back, who missed months of ac­tion af­ter suf­fer­ing a hip flexor in­jury.

It was a time of “frus­tra­tion” for Pisano, but be­ing fo­cused on the job at hand, to be ready and fit again, was the only thing on his mind. “I’m very glad (to be back),” he said. “When I came back against Ip­swich it was a good win and Mill­wall was a dif­fi­cult game. We de­served more but we have to con­tinue our way and now we have to think about Birm­ing­ham City.”

He added: “You have to stay fo­cused on your tar­get. It’s dif­fi­cult to be out for a long time but when you come back you have to help the team and that’s what I want to do. I al­ways try to do my best whether I play or don’t play through in­jury be­cause I want to come back as early as pos­si­ble.”

» This ar­ti­cle first ap­peared on www.bcfc.co.uk.

POS­SI­BLE LINE-UPS Birm­ing­ham City: Camp, Colin, Mor­ri­son, Dean, Ped­er­sen, Ma­honey, Kieften­beld, Gard­ner, Maghoma, Adams, Jutkiewicz. Bris­tol City: Maen­paa, Pisano, Kalas, Web­ster, Kelly, Elias­son, Brown­hill, Pack, Pater­son, Weimann, Died­hiou.

Bris­tol City right-back Eros Pisano

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