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In brief: Pre-Bolton Wanderers press conference

Dean Holden met the media ahead of tomorrow night's Sky Bet Championship encounter with Bolton Wanderers at Ashton Gate.

The City assistant head coach answered questions from the local and national press along with midfielder Korey Smith.

Here's what they had to say:


- Assistant head coach warns that "complacency is our biggest enemy" ahead of Trotters clash

- He adds: "People outside the dressing room might say it's a home banker but Bolton aren't mugs"

- Holden says he expects Aaron Wilbraham and Mark Little to receive a positive reception

- Cauley Woodrow is back in the squad after a thigh problem

- Eros Pisano remains absent, while Milan Djuric has now returned to England to continue injury rehabilitation

- Holden holds Bolton close to his heart after making his professional debut for the Greater Manchester club


- Smith enjoyed his first visit back to Carrow Road, seeing plenty of familiar faces

- Midfielder says City weren’t at their best attacking wise but adds: “It’s a good point from a tough venue.”

- Smith is looking forward to seeing his old room-mate Mark Little and ex-skipper Aaron Wilbraham

- Former Oldham man says he’s unsure if there will be many messages exchanged with the duo before the game

- “Bolton are a good team, regardless of their recent results,” adds Smith

- Smith believes the squad is probably at its strongest across the pitch this season