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McAllister confident City will bounce back

The arrival of Huddersfield Town to Ashton Gate on Saturday is an opportunity for City to respond after a disappointing midweek defeat.

The Robins slipped to a 4-1 loss away to West Brom on Wednesday night, which saw the Baggies return to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table.

But for City it was only their third defeat of the campaign. They went on a ten-game unbeaten run after an opening day defeat to Leeds United, and then won 2-1 at home v Charlton to kick off a mini unbeaten streak after defeat to Luton Town.

And it’s that kind of character which Assistant Head Coach McAllister wants to see again.

“I think it’s important we put the West Brom result behind us,” he said. [It was a] difficult game away from home against the top team in the division, in my opinion, so we reviewed it, went through what we should have done better.

"The coaches, the players discussed it on Thursday and we move forward, put it to bed and move forward. We are in great form at the minute, it’s how we react.

“We reacted really well against Leeds after we lost, we went 10 unbeaten. Our second loss of the season was against Luton, we reacted really well against them.”

The Robins head into their Championship test with the Terriers now seven matches unbeaten in BS3 and McAllister believes City can use their home support to their advantage.

He said: “We have a great record at home this year, obviously we want to get more wins but with one defeat in eight so now we’re back home at a great place to play. The lads love playing here in front of the fans so it’s important the fans get behind us from the start and we really come out of the blocks flying, put Huddersfield on the back foot and I’m sure the quality we have in the group and the response we’ll get, we’ll go and get the three points.

“We didn’t start that way against West Brom so it’s really important. We have focused on that a lot recently, the boys have done that the majority of the time so it’s important we do that, especially at home, get the crowd behind us to get us going, get the opposition on the back foot.

“It’s always nice to get an early goal but we’ll just keep causing problems and keep doing the right things. But the lads have got the bit between the teeth and I’m sure we’ll respond in the right manner come Saturday.”

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