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Ashton Gate Is Special – Fielding

Frank Fielding is looking forward to experiencing another 20,000-plus crowd inside City’s “special” home tomorrow (Saturday).

The goalkeeper will be facing his hometown and boyhood club Blackburn Rovers in front of another bumper crowd.

And the goalkeeper, who began this season injured on the sidelines, says he has been taken aback by the club’s new 27,000-seater base.

He told Bristol City Player HD: “It’s amazing to think back only a few years ago when we were struggling in League One with a few sides to our ground and now we’re near the top of the Championship getting 20,000-plus crowds.

“The stadium has kept its character and it doesn’t feel like those basic new grounds you visit up and down the country.

“We want to keep the results going to attract more and more fans. We really appreciate that support and when the stadium gets rocking, it’s something very special.”

Being a Blackburn boy, Fielding admits there will be plenty of interest from his family and friends tomorrow.

However, he says loyalties in the Fielding household and firmly behind the team in red.

He added: “Everyone knows I was a keen Blackburn fan growing up so it is a special game for me.

“There are no split loyalties though. When football becomes your job, it becomes your club; my loyalty is to Bristol City.

“I’ll have family in attendance and they’re good supporters of Bristol City now. My mum even has a little robin in her car.”

Tickets for the clash with Blackburn can still be purchased online and will also be available on the day. Alternatively, call 0117 963 0600.

Remember season card holders can bring up to two friends for £10 each tomorrow – this is available up to 1pm on the day.

 

 

 

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