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Let's kick on in front of the Sky cameras - Flint

Aden Flint is looking forward to kicking off the busy festive period in front of the Sky Sports cameras when they host Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate tomorrow (Saturday, 5.30pm).

It will the first of four City fixtures to be featured by the national broadcaster during December.

City lie fifth in the Sky Bet Championship with Boro five points behind in seventh. Head coach Lee Johnson has already described the game as "a six-pointer."

And speaking to BCTV, defender Flint said: "It's a massive game.

"Middlesbrough are just behind us in the table and it's going to be a big game. It's on Sky Sports and we hope to have a decent crowd at Ashton Gate as well, so hopefully we can get back to performing how we want to be playing.

"Our recent performances haven't been the best so we need to make sure we perform well and the three points should come with that."


Britt Assombalonga leads Boro's goal tally this season, having netted 11 times - the same number as City's own Bobby Reid.

Flint said of the Boro front man: "He's always scored no matter where he has played.

"He's definitely going to be one to watch at the weekend but they have experience all over the field so we know it's going to be tough.

"We need to be switched on from the start, get our preparation right and hopefully it will pay off for us."


"We need to be switched on from the start, get our preparation right and hopefully it will pay off for us."

Aden Flint


The match comes off the back of City's emphatic turnaround at the KCOM Stadium, where City eventually overcame Hull City 3-2.

At 2-0 down with 20 minutes remaining Flint beat Hordur Magnusson to the ball to halve the deficit, before Reid equalised and Josh Brownhill completed the comeback in marvellous fashion.

Flint continued: "It's always nice to score a goal but the manner in which it came was disappointing because we were losing at the time. It's another goal to add to the tally and thankfully it helped us to win in the end.

"It gave us a kickstart but we probably deserved to be 2-0 down. We weren't playing the best football but we were resilient and dug in and eventually got the three points.

"I spoke to [Magnusson] the other day and I told him there was no way he was getting there before me. I was kicking the ball and him so I just wanted to score.

"I probably should have scored with the header but the lad has done well to get the ball off the line and it came straight back to me."

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