Banner image

In brief: Pre-Stoke City press conference

Jamie McAllister met the media ahead of tomorrow night's Carabao Cup third round clash with Stoke City at Ashton Gate.

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

Here's what they had to say:

JAMIE MCALLISTER

- Eros Pisano is back working in the gym but won't be fit to face Stokoe

- Jens Hegeler is back in contention after a neck injury

- McAllister believes Saturday's performance sets a benchmark for the players

- Coach has no issues with the Carabao Cup, insisting the tie isn't a distraction from league matters

- McAllister is full of admiration for Stoke boss Mark Hughes, saying: "I used to love watching him as a footballer and he's one of the best managers in the Premier League now"

- Coach is hoping for another impressive atmosphere from home supporters

- McAllister says Stoke are now established in the Premier League and recalls how they pipped City to promotion in 2008

MARLON PACK

- Midfielder believes Saturday's 4-1 win over Derby County was the club's best performance of the season

- Pack relishing the opportunity to face Premier League opposition at Ashton Gate

- Midfielder insists the Carabao Cup isn't a distraction from league football

- "It's another football match that we want to win as we want to keep the momentum up," adds Pack

- Former Cheltenham midfield man says top scorer Bobby Reid is the "best trainer" he's seen during his time at Ashton Gate

- Pack adds: "To make the changes we did in the last round and still beat Watford shows the strength in depth we've got now."

Match sponsor - Free Super Tips

INTERVIEWS ON BCTV

Related News

Secure your seat for Stoke cup tie

Secure your seat for Stoke cup tie

Posted: Sunday, September 17th 2017

Experience hospitality for Stoke cup tie

Experience hospitality for Stoke cup tie

Posted: Thursday, September 7th 2017

Latest News

Håland signs for Selfoss FC

Håland signs for Selfoss FC

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th 2021

 Robins Lotto End of Season Jackpot Draw

Robins Lotto End of Season Jackpot Draw

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th 2021

Massengo and Salmon land PFA Players of the Year

Massengo and Salmon land PFA Players of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th 2021

Chiavetta departs Bristol City Women

Chiavetta departs Bristol City Women

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

'In-form Gloucester a dangerous prospect' - Lam
Rugby icon

'In-form Gloucester a dangerous prospect' - Lam

An in-form and ever-improving Gloucester side will provide a ‘dangerous’ challenge to the Bears, according to Director of Rugby, Pat Lam, as the sides prepare to lock horns on Monday night.

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th 2021 • Rugby

Bristol Flyers - XLedger 'Top 5' plays of the month - April 2021
Basketball icon

Bristol Flyers - XLedger 'Top 5' plays of the month - April 2021

Check out some of the best Bristol Flyers moments from April of the 2020/21 BBL season, presented by XLedger.

Posted: Wednesday, May 12th 2021 • Basketball

Report: Bristol Bears U18s 22-24 Exeter Chiefs U18s
Rugby icon

Report: Bristol Bears U18s 22-24 Exeter Chiefs U18s

A last-gasp long-range penalty saw the Bears U18s edged out by Exeter Chiefs in dramatic fashion at Shaftesbury Park.

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th 2021 • Rugby

Gloucester Rugby pilot fixture: ticketing process and safety information
Rugby icon

Gloucester Rugby pilot fixture: ticketing process and safety information

We are pleased to confirm that 3,138 supporters will be able to attend the Gallagher Premiership clash versus Gloucester on Monday, May 17th (7.45pm KO).

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th 2021 • Rugby

Bristol Bears vs Gloucester: ticketing FAQs
Rugby icon

Bristol Bears vs Gloucester: ticketing FAQs

Bristol Bears are delighted to welcome back supporters for the Gallagher Premiership fixture against Gloucester on Monday, May 17th (KO 19:45). Please read the following Ticketing FAQs.

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th 2021 • Rugby