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Goal And Clean Sheet Delights Flint

Aden Flint expressed his pure delight with City’s performance in Saturday’s 4-0 rout at Craven Cottage.

Tammy Abraham broke the deadlock in the tenth minute, which paved way for goals from Luke Freeman and Bobby Reid respectively, before Flint tapped in from close range to confirm the Robins’ biggest victory of the campaign to date.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the field, City’s resilient defence saw Lee Johnson’s side secure their first clean sheet of the league season – a contributing factor for what was a perfect day in the capital.

“It was a poacher’s finish,” Flint joked to Bristol City Player HD.

“If you see my name on the scoresheet you probably think ‘he’s scored a header’, but instead it was back stick tap-in. Credit to Pato (Paterson), it was a great ball into the right place at the right time.

“It’s long overdue. I had a chance in the first half, which I got under, but I am delighted to get my first goal of the season and hopefully I can now get a few more.

“We all know what Pato can do, that’s why we brought him to the club.

“Not only has he done well, but the whole team has. It’s nice for him to get a couple of assists, it’s nice for me to get a goal and it’s nice for a clean sheet – that’s long overdue in the league, so I am delighted.”

After a disappointing week on the field, having failed to overcome Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County, the 6ft 6in defender believes he and his team-mates can take great pride and confidence from Saturday’s encouraging result.

 He added: “Disappointing isn’t a harsh enough word – it’s been the week from hell if I’m honest.

“I got back to basics, got my head down and worked hard in training. The gaffer has shown faith in me by continuing to play me. I think it’s just a blip in form and hopefully that’s behind me.

“The fans have been brilliant, not just today, but all season. They travelled well here last year and there was another great following today. They were loud ever since the warm-up and credit to them for coming to support us in numbers.

“We were disappointed from the point-toll from our previous few league games, as we felt we should have been higher up the table. To get the win [at Fulham], a comfortable win if I’m honest, is a just reward.

“We’ve been working considerably hard off the pitch and bit of bad luck (on the pitch) has killed us, but it is nice to get the win today. It pushes us up the table and we now look forward to Tuesday.

“Leeds always bring a good following so it is going to be a good atmosphere. It’s going to be a good game, I’m sure the boys are looking forward to it and I’m sure the fans are as well.”

Tickets are still available for the Leeds clash by calling 0117 963 0600 or online.

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