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Pack Out To End "Horrible Run"

Marlon Pack admits the City squad are “ashamed” of the club’s recent run of results.

Another late goal on Saturday condemned Lee Johnson’s side to a seventh successive league defeat – all by a single goal margin – but attentions now turn to the Emirates FA Cup as City travel to Fleetwood Town for tonight’s third round replay (7.45pm).
With extra time and penalties a possibility, Pack, who vowed to take a spot-kick if required, says getting through “by any means” is City’s only target at Highbury Stadium.
“It’s a horrible run and we need to break it up. It’s something that we’re all a bit ashamed of,” the midfielder told Bristol City Player HD.
“At the end of the day we’re competitive people and we want to win games – that’s what we’re in this business for.
“We want to be successful and when you’re on a run like this it is hard to take – not just for us, but for the staff and the fans too.
“The next game is always an opportunity to put it right. We want to get through and get a win by any means.”
Pack spent the first six seasons of his career plying his trade in the lower leagues prior to City’s promotion to the Sky Bet Championship in 2014/15, but insists Fleetwood’s 5,000-capacity home should not put his team-mates off their stride as the Cod Army target a cup upset.
“A lot gets perceived in football when you go away for a cup tie against a lower side with a smaller stadium, as if it can be a hindrance,” he added.
“We’ve all played in parks and we’ve all played in big stadiums – it’s still a football pitch and a ball. That may sound a bit stupid, but it’s as simple as that.
“They’re very well organised, they play in the right way and they’re doing very well this season. 
“It’s going to be another tough game for us and they’ll probably fancy their chances. They’re on a good run, they’re doing well in the league and obviously we’re not. 
“We need that win. Hopefully it will come tonight, because you can always build on that first win after a bad run.”

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