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Let's Go On A Run - Pemberton

John Pemberton has challenged City’s players to put together an unbeaten run ahead of a testing run of fixtures.

City halted a sequence of eight consecutive league defeats with a 2-2 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday before a crucial 1-0 victory over Rotherham United at Ashton Gate last time out.

Saturday’s trip to Derby County (3pm) is followed by games against Leeds United, Fulham, Newcastle United and Aston Villa – with only the Cottagers due to visit BS3.

“We’re unbeaten in two – it’s a mini run but you cling on to whatever you can,” Pemberton told Bristol City Player HD. “We want to be unbeaten in three and then unbeaten in four.

“If that’s taking a point at Derby and a point at Leeds, so be it. But winning at those places gives you a massive lift and there’s no reason why we can’t, because we’ve got good players.

“What we need to do is take the confidence from the last two games and kick on.

“We just ask the players to do what they’re good at because they’re all different. If they bring their A-game, we’ll be fine.”

Hosts Derby were in action at Leicester City on Wednesday night in an Emirates FA Cup fourth round replay that went to extra time, but Pemberton does not believe their exertions will have a major impact on the players that take to the field this weekend.

“There’s still the preparation they would’ve had to do, which is something different to having a free week, but I don’t think it will hinder what they want to do on Saturday,” the assistant head coach added.

“We know what team it will be and we know it won’t be the team that played last night. There might be one or two still in it, but it’ll be very different.

“We’ll have to play better and be organised in a different way because Derby have different threats (to Rotherham).

“With all due respect they’ve got a different standard of player and they’re on a different run of form. Out of possession, the shape of the team needs to be right.”

 

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