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Kalas boosted by Pearson’s appointment

Tomas Kalas says the permanent appointment of Nigel Pearson as City manager provides a boost for the squad.

Pearson has been at the helm since February but today (April 29th) has agreed a three-year contract through to the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

Kalas said it was good for “clarity” as the team prepares to end the season positively and compete to be in the manager’s eye going forward.

“It’s pleasing for everyone to have the clarity for him and for us, that he is the man to build this team for next season. It gives us a boost, we have to work even more to secure our positions here and in the first XI, whatever the manager has planned for us so I think it’s very positive for everyone here.

“Every time you speak to him you see he has been at big clubs and done a lot of good stuff in his career that he can bring into this team. We have to listen and take it on board and produce on the pitch. It isn’t working and we should take this opportunity to build something for next season and the sooner we start doing that the better it will be for us.”

Kalas was speaking to Robins TV ahead of Saturday's trip to Millwall. This will be City’s second time at the Den this season after January’s 3-0 Emirates FA Cup victory over the Lions.

Goals from Famara Diédhiou, Nahki Wells and Antoine Semenyo saw the Robins advance in the cup that day and Kalas believes City can draw on that experience as they hope for positive fortunes again.

“Every game is different, and I believe Millwall are somewhere else compared to when we played them in the cup, but we can say we can beat them, we can play at their stadium and bring our game on to them,” he said.

“That’s what we should take and try to replicate what we did in that game. I’m sure they will be more prepared, so we have to be equally prepared or more so to win the game.”

Watch the livestream via Robins TV with the matchday programme starting at 2.30pm.    

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