Bristol City fans' panel: Reaction to win over Middlesbrough and a look ahead to crucial game at Wolves
ANOTHER impressive display by City last Saturday gave us a much needed victory and temporarily lifted us off the bottom of The Championship table.
Middlesbrough are in the hunt for promotion to the Premier League, but were put in their place at Ashton Gate as City ran out comfortable 2-0 winners with goals from Albert Adomah and Steven Davies.
Adomah’s strike was a fantastic one, curling the ball into the far post from all of 25 yards out - and on his weaker left foot.
The result has set up a massive fixture this Saturday as City – backed by a sell out away following of 1,634 – travel to Molineux to face Wolves in a quintessential “six-pointer”.
Wolves, like City, have 39 points, and are only ahead of us by virtue of having a superior goal difference.
Their home record is poor with just four wins to their name all season. This is something that City have to capitalise on. The consensus amongst Wolves fans seems to be one of despair in regard to their current form and manager Dean Saunders. It is absolutely vital that we keep the home support quiet in the early stages and the longer the game goes on I’m sure the home support will turn on their team. Even better would be an early goal.
City have no new injury concerns and haven’t conceded a goal in three matches.
Wolves meanwhile lost 3-1 at Nottingham Forest in their last outing and have won only once in their last 14 games.
That said, Wolves’ squad still boasts real quality at Championship level. Up front they boast attacking options such as Kevin Doyle and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. But manager Saunders seems to have failed to get the best out of them so far and I fancy the experienced O’Driscoll to out-think the upstart Saunders.
This perhaps isn’t a “must-win” game for City, but certainly a “must-not-lose”. A draw is probably the most likely result but a win would be a huge boost to our survival chances.
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