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Pack: Cup tie is chance to show what we're about

Marlon Pack is relishing the visit of Premier League opponents Crystal Palace when they visit Ashton Gate on Tuesday (7.45pm).

A win for City against Roy Hodgson's side would put the Robins into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1989.

Palace are in poor form. They sit rock bottom of the Premier League, in which they have scored the fewest goals, but they did overturn champions Chelsea with a shock 2-1 victory less than two weeks ago.

City on the overhand have only lost two matches all season and have already dumped the Premier League's Watford and Stoke City out of the Carabao Cup.

It's an opportunity for Lee Johnson's squad to forget about the disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Leeds United on Saturday, a result which ended City's unbeaten streak.

Reflecting on the game, City midfielder Pack told BCTV: "It was disappointing. The start of the game killed us really and it was naive from us and we gave ourselves a mountain to climb, so it's all about reaction now. It's disappointing to lose the unbeaten run but maybe it gives us a kick up the backside for a big reaction.

"We now have a great chance at home against Premier League opposition. Our last two games have been disappointing but it's a chance to show what we're about against Premier League opponents and get the ball rolling again. It's all about reaction.

"That was the first time this has happened to us this season. The last time we were beaten comprehensively was against Preston North End away last season. It's easy be positive when you're on a good run but it's all about character now and we have plenty of that so it's down to us to prove it on Tuesday.

"We didn't give the fans enough to shout about on Saturday and that is very disappointing because it was a big crowd. They come here to support us and we have to repay them so hopefully they come back on Tuesday and we can give them something to cheer about.

"We need to be aggressive, work hard for each other and hopefully the chances will come and we can keep this cup run going. It will make a good distraction from the league game; a one-off game where we can go out, give it our all and show people what we are about."

  

"It's disappointing to lose the unbeaten run but maybe it gives us a kick up the backside for a big reaction."

Marlon Pack

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