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Lets Capitalise On Leeds Blip - Golbourne

Scott Golbourne believes City can take advantage of Leeds United’s blip in form at Elland Road tonight (7.45pm).

The Whites have lost their last two Sky Bet Championship matches, to Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City, and suffered defeat in four of their last six games in all competitions – including against non-league Sutton United in the Emirates FA Cup.
Having experienced life at both ends of the table this season, the Bristolian is only too aware of the importance of momentum and confidence.
“It’s something we can possibly capitalise on – especially early on,” Golbourne told Bristol City Player HD. “Confidence is an amazing thing in football and it’s so fragile.
“You see momentum swings during a game. You can be looking super confident, but one or two goals go in and the whole dynamic can change.
“It’s the same with league form – when somebody shows a chink in their armour, other teams will keep hitting that same spot.
“Their run of form shows they’re more than capable of being beaten – even on their own patch. We look forward to the opportunity of going there and seeing if we can take some points off them.”
Despite holding a 3-0 half-time lead at Derby County on Saturday, City only extended their mini unbeaten run to three games by virtue of a solitary point, leaving Golbourne ruing the team’s failure to kill the game off.
“Sometimes we invite pressure when we don’t continue to do the same things that got us in front,” he added.
“If I give you something of value and put it in your hand, you want to look after it and hold on to it – you might not search for something else.
“When you’re 3-0 up, you just want to look after it. It’s difficult to have the mindset that it’s still 0-0 and to go and score more goals, but we would probably be better off playing like that.
“It’s down to game management; knowing what to do when the opposition score, sticking to the game plan and seeing the game out – even if that means being a bit ugly at times.
“There’s a place for that when you need to kill a game, whether that’s someone going down or taking ages over set-pieces. It can be boring, but there are loads of different ways of winning a game. We need to find a way that suits us and try to implement that.”

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