Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Thursday, September 27th 2018

In brief: Pre-Aston Villa

Assistant head coach Jamie McAllister and striker Andreas Weimann look ahead to the home clash with Aston Villa

Below is a summary of what the pair had to say to the media ahead of the Friday night Sky Bet Championship fixture.

Jamie McAllister

  • He said the City players were “desperate for the game” and they had “trained excellently this week”
  • The assistant head coach said that when City lost “two on the spin”, against Middlesbrough and Plymouth Argyle, they then won the next four games “so we know it is in us to do that.”
  • McAllister said Tomas Kalas had been up to the Failand that morning and watched training. He called him a “warrior” as he recovers from a double jaw fracture after a three-hour operation which also saw surgeons remove a wisdom tooth.
  • He cited Nathan Baker, Jens Hegeler, Lloyd Kelly and Bailey Wright, who has returned to training, as centre-back options.
  • Aston Villa arrive with ex City players Tammy Abraham, Jonathan Kodjia, Albert Adomah, Yannick Bolasie and he was sure “the fans will give a good welcome to them.”
  • McAllister said it was another big game but players and coaches thrived on pressure because we “set high standards that we want to maintain”
Weimann has scored five goals this season

Andreas Weimann

  • He described the positive mood in the camp, despite back-to-back defeats, adding the team is still confident
  • Weimann said training has not changed despite recent results, the team has continued to practice and work hard behind the scenes in the same way as they have all season, without needing to panic or mix things up
  • Weimann anticipates a different atmosphere on Friday with the match played under the lights to a near sold-out Ashton Gate
  • Aston Villa will always have a place in his heart as he developed through their Academy, before moving on to Derby County and subsequently Bristol City
  • Weimann is encouraged to be finding himself in goalscoring positions and creating chances, saying he would be worried if he wasn't involved in City's opportunities
  • He had previously scored five goals in as many games, something he said he could not have dreamt.

The Shop

Latest News

Highlights: QPR 1-2 Bristol City

Highlights: QPR 1-2 Bristol City

Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd 2020

Report: QPR 1-2 Bristol City

Report: QPR 1-2 Bristol City

Posted: Tuesday, December 1st 2020

MansionBet Match Preview: QPR (A)

MansionBet Match Preview: QPR (A)

Posted: Tuesday, December 1st 2020

Wells boosted by City’s attacking options

Wells boosted by City’s attacking options

Posted: Tuesday, December 1st 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Lam calls for repeat of physical performance
Rugby icon

Lam calls for repeat of physical performance

Pat Lam wants to see a repeat dose of physicality when his side welcome Northampton Saints to Ashton Gate on Friday night (7.45pm KO, live on BT Sport 1 HD).

Posted: Tuesday, December 1st 2020 • Rugby

Naulago inspired by Bears' Pacific Island legacy
Rugby icon

Naulago inspired by Bears' Pacific Island legacy

Siva Naulago is out to follow in the footsteps of a long line of legendary Pacific Island-born players to have graced the Bristol Bears shirt, after finally completing his cross-code switch from Hull FC.

Posted: Tuesday, December 1st 2020 • Rugby

Rainbow Laces campaign backed by Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Rainbow Laces campaign backed by Bristol Bears

Premiership Rugby, its title partner insurance broker Gallagher and broadcaster BT Sport today announced their support for Rainbow Laces, the campaign run by Stonewall to promote LGBT inclusion in sport.

Posted: Tuesday, December 1st 2020 • Rugby

'We showed spirit and togetherness' - Lloyd
Rugby icon

'We showed spirit and togetherness' - Lloyd

Ioan Lloyd believes the Saturday's dogged defensive effort against Worcester Warriors showed 'spirit and togetherness', as the Bears got off the mark in the Gallagher Premiership.

Posted: Monday, November 30th 2020 • Rugby

Christmas Presence campaign supporting isolated and vulnerable neighbours
Football icon

Christmas Presence campaign supporting isolated and vulnerable neighbours

As part of their annual #ChristmasPresence campaign, the Community Foundation is partnering with the local BS3 community and their dedicated Covid community response.

Posted: Monday, November 30th 2020 • Football