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Posted Thursday, February 1st 2018

Completing doubles sends a message - Smith

Friday night's visit to the Macron Stadium presents City with another opportunity to complete a double over Sky Bet Championship opponents.

City ran out 2-0 winners against Bolton Wanderers at Ashton Gate back in September, and would make it six points from six with another victory tomorrow.

But while Korey Smith believes completing double victories against teams in the Sky Bet Championship sends a message to the league, he is wary of the threat Bolton will pose.

City have already achieved the feat once this season, having beaten Reading 1-0 away and 2-0 at home.

Smith told BCTV: "It would send a great message and it's amazing if you can pick up the full six points against a team.

"We aim to do that in the second half of the season. We have our minds fully on the league, we concentrate on every game as they come and we're excited about the rest of the season."

POINTS ON THE BOARD

Smith also reflected on the importance of getting back to winning ways with the 2-0 result against QPR last weekend.

City had recorded their first point of 2018 the week before at felllow top six side Derby County (0-0), following five consecutive defeats in all competitions.

Smith said: "We didn't really see it as a rut although I know we had lost a run of games.

"The fans could see the effort and work in, we were going close in games. We knew it wasn't a rut, it was just a matter of time and we proved that with a good result, an important point at Derby and the three points on Saturday against QPR.

"They have been in good form since we played them. They changed their formation and since then they have done well, picked up results.

"It's a massive game and we are on TV. They will be up for it as we will be so it's another game to show what we are about. Hopefully we can get the three points."

WATCH: SMITH AND JOHNSON DISCUSS TRIP TO BOLTON WANDERERS

City's trip to the Macron Stadium will be televised live on Sky Sports (8pm kick-off).

Click here to reserve your tickets for the trip

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