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Good to get off the mark - Reid

Bobby Reid was pleased with the way he carried his pre-season form into the league campaign against Barnsley on Saturday.

The 24-year-old netted eight times in seven friendlies ahead of the season opener, and with two goals and an assist in the space of 14 first-half minutes, Reid was instrumental in a dominant performance at Ashton Gate.
 
Partnering the club’s record signing Famara Diédhiou as an orthodox striker, the new-look strike force proved a real handful for the Tykes, and it appeared to be a partnership the pair relished.
 
“It’s good to get off the mark today,” Reid told BCTV. “Hopefully we can keep it going and continue to build.
 
“For the opening goal, Famara went in behind and I thought if there was any ricochets I had to be sharp. Fortunately I was and it went in.
 
“The defender stepped off a bit [for the assist], which allowed me to shift the ball on to my left foot and dink it up for Fam who nodded it in.
 
“It is great for him to get off the mark early. He is a bubbly character and everyone loves him.
 
“He may have felt a bit of pressure playing in front of the home crowd for the first time, but now he has that goal hopefully his form can continue.
 
“I know where the ball is going to land when Joe [Bryan] is running with it, and luckily it fell at my feet so I instinctively tapped it in for my second.”

WHAT HE SAID

“I would like to have got the hat-trick but the main thing is we got the three points and the boys played well.”

Bobby Reid

IMPROVEMENTS STILL TO BE MADE

Despite the encouraging performance and result, Reid is refusing to get carried away and insists he and his team-mates have plenty more to offer.

“I still think we can improve,” he continued.

“I don’t think that was the best performance but that is the sign of a good team, when you don’t play your best but you are able to grind out results and still do well.

“I would like to have got the hat-trick but the main thing is we got the three points and the boys played well.”

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