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Posted Thursday, August 30th 2018

In brief: Pre-Blackburn Rovers (H)

Assistant head coach Jamie McAllister looks ahead to City's home fixture with newly promoted Blackburn Rovers at Ashton Gate.

Below is a summary of what he had to say ahead of Sunday's (September 2nd, 1.30pm) Sky Bet Championship clash.

Jamie McAllister

  • He described the players as being in high spirits and are relishing their return to Ashton Gate after two games on the road
  • He felt a first win of the season (QPR) was never far away and City have proved themselves as a hard team to beat since
  • On Bailey Wright being called up to join the latest Socceroos training camp, McAllister said it was a brilliant opportunity for the club captain
  • He said Wright was disappointed to miss out on the World Cup in Russia but is progressing from his injury setback and he has a great chance to meet his new international head coach
  • Famara Diédhiou is "itching" to return on Sunday after his six-game suspension
  • The striker has been doing extra work in training to be match fit, ahead of Sunday
  • McAllister said the striker has been training hard and is hungry to get on the pitch
  • He said Andreas Weimann, who has five goals in as many games after his summer move to BS3, has been outstanding and he has a great relationship with Matty Taylor
  • On Blackburn, he said they have momentum but City know what to expect from them and will focus on what they have done well in their last couple of games
  • McAllister says City are always looking for ways to improve but he doesn't know if a loan move will materialise before the end of the loan window on Friday (August 31st, 5pm)
  • On loan signing Tomas Kalas from Chelsea, he said the defender "ticks all the boxes"
  • Injury update: There are no new injury concerns following the Swansea game last weekend

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