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Let's Put Teams To Bed - Cotterill

Steve Cotterill has challenged his players to “put teams to bed” at Ashton Gate in a bid to shoot up the league table.

Of Bristol City’s six points to date, five of them have come away from home – including the impressive 1-0 victory at promotion favourites Middlesbrough.

City have been beaten by Brentford, Burnley and Reading in BS3 this season, securing a last-gasp draw with Leeds United to register their only home point so far.

Performances haven't been a problem on home soil, with plenty of possession and chances being created, but the City boss insists it's time to take those opportunities and turn good displays into wins.

City play three of their next four matches at home.

“We know what a good team we are,” Cotterill told bcfc.co.uk. “We just need to get some wins over the line.

“We’ve got good results on the road already this season, winning at Middlesbrough and drawing last week with Ipswich.

“They’re only young players and an older and more experienced group may have just seen out the win at Ipswich.

“You do get punished more in this league; think back to last year in League One and you haven’t got the strikers on 20, 30, 40 or 50 grand a week, which you have in the Championship. You can get burnt by that, or the centre-half who is that bit bigger and stronger in this league.

“I also think you need 12 to 15 games to adjust, just for that speed of thought.

“Now what we need to do is get our form going at home and put teams to bed at Ashton Gate and we’ll shoot up the league.”

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