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James Crawley writes

Posted Wednesday, July 11th 2018

Eliasson anticipating a great year

Niclas Eliasson has a good feeling about City's upcoming 2018/19 campaign.

And so he should after netting two well-taken goals against Cheltenham Town in Tuesday night's (July 10th) pre-season friendly.

Both of the winger's goals came in the first half as he helped City to a 4-2 win. He first rifled in a back-post volley before timing a run to perfection and chipping the ball over the onrushing Cheltenham keeper.

The team - new signings and youngsters included - look assured and spirits are naturally high, just weeks before the start of the new season.

Speaking after Tuesday's 'Johnson Cup' victory, Eliasson said: "I thought it was a great game, the team played really well and I scored two goals as well so I am happy."

'WORKING HARD TO GIVE MYSELF A CHANCE'

"I feel great," he added. "I've been working really hard this summer to come back fit and to give myself the best opportunities for the season. I feel in good shape but it is still early and we have a couple more weeks before we start the season but I feel good."

There's an atmosphere in the camp which is certainly being reflected on the pitch too, Eliasson said.

He continued: "We have a great group, all the news lads have settled in quickly too. We're all helping each other and I think this will be a great year for everyone."

BACK TO THE GATE

City host Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, July 14th (1pm kick-off) - their first match of pre-season at Ashton Gate.

Eliasson said: "It's been a couple of months [since we last played at home] so hopefully we will have a good game on Saturday. We hope to see a lot of fans turning up as well."

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