Banner image

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.”

 

Related News

Press Conference: Pemberton Pre-Derby County

Press Conference: Pemberton Pre-Derby County

Posted: Thursday, February 9th 2017

Smith And Matthews Make Comeback

Smith And Matthews Make Comeback

Posted: Tuesday, February 7th 2017

Djuric Delghted With Maiden Goal

Djuric Delghted With Maiden Goal

Posted: Monday, February 6th 2017

Latest News

Jackpot for new Robins Lotto member

Jackpot for new Robins Lotto member

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021

🎥 ‘I feel for the fans’ - Pearson

🎥 ‘I feel for the fans’ - Pearson

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th 2021

📝 Report: Bristol City 1-2 Nottingham Forest

📝 Report: Bristol City 1-2 Nottingham Forest

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th 2021

Allen on Robins TV for Nottingham Forest coverage

Allen on Robins TV for Nottingham Forest coverage

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures confirmed
Rugby icon

Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures confirmed

Bristol Bears’ Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures have been confirmed, with Pat Lam's men taking on Leicester Tigers in a Boxing Day bonanza live on BT Sport (2pm KO).

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Rugby

Scarlets and Tigers fixtures on general sale now
Rugby icon

Scarlets and Tigers fixtures on general sale now

Tickets are now on general sale for two mouthwatering clashes at Ashton Gate in December.

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Rugby

LIVE: Plymouth City Patriots v Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

LIVE: Plymouth City Patriots v Bristol Flyers

Follow all the action LIVE from the Plymouth Pavilions as Bristol Flyers face Plymouth City Patriots in the group stage of the BBL Cup (7pm tip-off)

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Basketball

Jake Notice returns to Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

Jake Notice returns to Bristol Flyers

Bristol Flyers is proud to announce the signing of SGS Basketball Academy graduate Jake Notice for the remainder of the 2021/22 season.

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th 2021 • Basketball

Loan watch: Lloyd's 12-point haul in dramatic Clifton defeat
Rugby icon

Loan watch: Lloyd's 12-point haul in dramatic Clifton defeat

Five Academy youngsters were in dual registration action over the weekend, as Dings Crusaders and Clifton suffered narrow defeats.

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th 2021 • Rugby