Banner image

Draw could be turning point - Wilbraham

Aaron Wilbraham believes Saturday’s draw with QPR could be another key moment in City’s season.

The visitors took the lead through Junior Hoilett’s well-taken strike, but City fought back to earn a point when Wilbraham tucked in Joe Bryan’s low cross.

Steve Cotterill’s side moved up a place thanks to Wilbraham’s fifth goal of the campaign, and the captain is sure the team’s fortunes will improve as a result.

He said: “A couple of times this season we’ve gone behind and the lads have let their heads go a bit when it’s a game of football and things can change.

“As soon as we conceded, there were a few of us passing a message around the team that we were still on top and could get a goal back.

“I think it was a bit of a turning point with the team because we have let our heads go before and we showed great character to get a goal back and could’ve gone on and won it at the end.”

City found QPR goalkeeper Robert Green in inspired form, but Wilbraham feels they need to be more clinical to get the victories they deserve.

“We controlled the game from start to finish but we’re not going to rest on that,” he said.

“It was a good performance but we want to be getting the wins really. We want to build on our good performances to make sure we kill teams off when we have that much possession and dominance in the game.

“We’ll take it as a positive and try and get three points in the fixtures coming up.”

Latest News

Players return to Failand for pre-season

Players return to Failand for pre-season

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2020

Watch: Jas Matthews excited by switch to Twerton Park

Watch: Jas Matthews excited by switch to Twerton Park

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2020

Watch: Tanya Oxtoby's first interview at Twerton Park

Watch: Tanya Oxtoby's first interview at Twerton Park

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2020

Wynne suffers ACL tear in training

Wynne suffers ACL tear in training

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Ashton Gate Stadium announces Pitchside Dining Experience
Stadium icon

Ashton Gate Stadium announces Pitchside Dining Experience

Ashton Gate are offering an exclusive pitchside dining experience on Sunday, August 30th

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2020 • Stadium

Digital matchday programme available for FREE download
Rugby icon

Digital matchday programme available for FREE download

With the resumption of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season beginning behind closed doors, Bristol Bears has produced a one-off digital matchday programme, available to download for FREE.

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2020 • Rugby

Register your interest for Flyers open trials
Basketball icon

Register your interest for Flyers open trials

Bristol Flyers will be hosting open trials for its NBL Division Two and WNBL Division One teams this September.

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2020 • Basketball

Ashton Gate Store and Coffee Shop to close early on Saturday
Rugby icon

Ashton Gate Store and Coffee Shop to close early on Saturday

The Ashton Gate Store and Coffee Shop will close at 1pm on Saturday ahead of Bristol Bears' behind closed doors clash with Saracens on Saturday.

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2020 • Rugby

Sign up for HITZ with Community Foundation
Rugby icon

Sign up for HITZ with Community Foundation

Bristol Bears Community Foundation’s HITZ course is set to restart at Lockleaze Sports Centre in September 2020.

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2020 • Rugby