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Freeman Looking Forward To Brentford Clash

Luke Freeman is looking forward to Bristol City’s first home match of the 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship season after two away fixtures on the bounce.

City started the season away to Sheffield Wednesday, and were on the road three days later in the Capital One Cup against Luton Town.

Tomorrow sees Brentford travel to a fresh looking Ashton Gate, with the new South Stand in use for the first time for a league fixture.

Freeman was instrumental in City’s last home outing – the empathic 8-2 win over Walsall on the final day of the double-winning campaign - and can’t wait to get back in front of the home faithful.

“It’s feels like a long time since the 8-2 win,” he told Bristol City Player HD.

“We’ve had two tough games away from home so we’re definitely looking forward to playing at Ashton Gate in front of the new (South) stand.

“We’ve had a quick look at it and it looks lovely. The other (Dolman) stand that’s been touched up is coming along too so we’re looking forward to it.

“I think the lads are looking forward to having a home game in front of our home fans.”
After promotion from League One in 2013/14, Brentford surprised many by finishing fifth in the Championship last season.

The Bees have had a slow start to this campaign, rescuing a point on the opening day against Ipswich Town and losing heavily in the League Cup to Oxford United.

However, Freeman understands the difficulties of early season matches and believes it takes time for clubs to “find their feet” – including City.

He said: “It’s early doors in the season and you see a lot of teams winning and losing – it’s always a funny stage of the season.

“You see teams that are favourites to win the league picking up losses and it’s always like that.

“Some teams take a little bit longer to find their feet, and some pick it up straight away.”

He added: “I wouldn’t say there is anything to worry about. We’re working hard and eventually we’ll get to where we need to be.

“I think we’ve played really well in both games so far. It’s just our end product and shoring things up at the back.

“There’s not a lot that we need to work on to be almost a complete team again and winning games every week.”