LOOKING AHEAD TO FA CUP CLASH:
BAILEY Wright is determined to keep Bristol City’s excellent unbeaten run going when the Robins turn their attention to the FA Cup this evening.
Premier League Huddersfield are the visitors to Ashton Gate and City defender Wright wants his teammates to take their League form into the clash with the Terriers.
Wright made his first Robins appearance for nine months in the New Year’s Day win at Stoke City, after an injury he sustained back in the 2017/18 campaign, and now the club captain is back and ready to help the team on the pitch for the second half of the season.
Wright told the official Bristol City website: “The FA Cup is an important one. Last season we had a big run in the Carabao Cup, but we’re out of it this time, so it’s all about the FA Cup.
“We went out of it early last time, so we want to see how far we can go in the competition now.
“Competition for places is strong, whether there are changes or not, we have depth.
“The FA Cup is another great chance to test ourselves against Premier League opposition and see what we can put together.
“It’s another opportunity to win a game in front of our own fans and we want to keep this winning run going.
“The league is always priority, but the FA Cup is important to keep the momentum.”
Meanwhile, City are one of several clubs alerted to the availability of Sunderland striker Josh Maja.
The Robins scouted Maja earlier this season but are just one of many suitors expected to be in the chase for the 20-year-old’s signature. Maja yesterday rejected Sunderland’s final contract offer with club chairman Stewart Donald revealing that a busy January is in progress.
The likelihood is that an auction will now take place for the forward’s services, who has already hit 15 goals this campaign.
Teams such including Manchester City are reported to be in the mix, making it unlikely that Bristol City may win his signature unless better first-team chances come to factor heavily in Maja’s next move.
BristolCity defender Bailey Wright