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Ovation Brought A Smile To My Face - Tomlin

Lee Tomlin has thanked supporters for the rousing reception he received as City drew 2-2 with play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday last night.

The attacker scored from the penalty spot in the draw and managed to play 81 minutes, despite a recent energy-sapping illness, in the Sky Bet Championship encounter.

And there was a standing ovation awaiting the 28-year-old, who was making his first league start of 2017.

“I felt so good, sharp and fit. From a personal point of view it was great. That was after I got my second wind,” he told Bristol City Player HD.

“I know there will have been people writing us off, thinking we should just focus our attentions on Saturday (against Rotherham United), but we would never be like that.

“We probably deserved more (than a point). I don’t know if anyone else feels that, but I do. It’s an unbelievable point really.

“I put myself under so much pressure. There’s no one in this world that puts himself under pressure like I do.

“I expect so much, every single day and in every single game. I said to myself before the game ‘this is it’.

“The fans were unbelievable and it brought a massive smile to my face when I got the ovation leaving the pitch.

“Hopefully the fans will see more of that from me between now and the end of the season.”

He added: “The best thing about the game for me was, out there on the pitch, we had more talkers and organisers.”

Tomlin missed a penalty away at Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season in a game that saw City lose 3-2, despite Tammy Abraham’s first-half brace putting them 2-0 in front.

This time he made no mistake from 12 yards.

Tomlin continued: “It was a penalty, 100 per cent. I felt my decision making was much better today; I was going to shoot but dropped the shoulder and I got chopped down.

“When I think back to the penalty I struck at Sheffield Wednesday away, I don’t think I’ve ever hit a sweeter one. It hit the post and rebounded to the halfway line – that’s how sweet the strike was!

“This time I just put the ball down, stayed composed and I’ve always got confidence in myself.”

City return to action against Rotherham United on Saturday (3pm kick-off). Secure your seat for the game by calling 0117 963 0600 or book online here.

 

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