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James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Thursday, April 18th 2019

Holden relishing season run-in

It's the final five remaining for City, starting with their next test at home to Reading tomorrow (April 19th, 12pm KO).

Assistant Head Coach Dean Holden is relishing the position City find themselves and Good Friday's clash with the Royals is just another challenge he believes the Robins can overcome.

"It’s a brilliant time of the season now, five games in less than three weeks in front of is," he said.

"It’s a position that we wanted to be in and as the season’s gone on we’ve become really good at putting the last game behind us and moving on quickly.

"Two games in four days is tough physically for the players but they’ve proved this season they can meet the challenges and it’s a fantastic position to be in and it’s really, really exciting."

Holden believes City's fluid attacking play has the ability to deal the damage as they go in search of a fourth unbeaten home game.

Holden continued: "They [Reading] are a good team, going forward they’ve got some real pace, we’ve got to be on our guard every single game, there’s no question about that and that’s the only game we’re thinking about.

"We’d like to think the players we’ve got at our disposal and some of the recent performances going forward that we can hurt them as well."

And Holden has urged the supporters to arrive in BS3 early to get the atmosphere rocking in time for kick-off.

He said: "I’m sure the fans will come to Ashton Gate on Friday with a real sense of optimism: we’re sixth in the league, there’s something to play for and it’s where every club wants to be.

"We’d ask the fans to do what they’ve done all season, to try to get in early before the game, get the players feeling good about themselves in the warm-up and sing your hearts out for 90-plus minutes and see where it takes us."

City v Reading is the penultimate home game of the scheduled season, with Derby County in BS3 on April 27th (3pm KO).

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