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It's down to us now - Pack

Marlon Pack admits pre-season couldn’t have gone much better for City – but insists the hard work starts now.

The central midfielder featured in seven pre-season fixtures, resulting in seven wins – with 29 goals scored and only one conceded.

On Saturday the real thing begins, with Barnsley visiting Ashton Gate for the Sky Bet Championship season opener.

And Pack told BCTV:  “We’ve done everything right in pre-season and there can be no excuses.

“The performance against FC Twente was great but it means nothing because the Barnsley fixture is where we need to go out and win.

“You always go into the season positive. Pre-season has been great; the lads have come back in great shape and the attitude has been really good.

“It’s down to us now. We want to have a successful season and it’s up to us on the football pitch.”

WHAT HE SAID

“Hopefully I can take that goalscoring into the season now. If I can beat last season’s massive tally of two then that would be great!"

Midfielder Marlon Pack

GOAL TARGETS

City’s successful pre-season campaign concluded last Friday with a 2-0 win over Dutch tourists FC Twente in BS3.

Pack opened the scoring with a headed effort before Joe Bryan’s curling free kick secured the win in the second half.

“The way we started the first half was sharp,” the midfielder added.

“The intensity of Twente’s play was different. They provided a good test for us but I think the way we popped the ball around was good.

“It was good to get on the scoresheet. Macca (Jamie McAllister) and Deano (Dean Holden) tell us to be creative if we spot something and fair play to Pato (Jamie Paterson) for picking me out.

“Hopefully I can take that goalscoring into the season now. If I can beat last season’s massive tally of two then that would be great!

“Joking aside, I think it’s important we all contribute to the goals.”