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Pain Of Losing Spurs Us On - Smith

Korey Smith admits the pain of defeat is what spurs on Bristol City's players to keep winning games.

The Sky Bet League One leaders have not been beaten often this season – only five times in 33 league outings – but the midfielder says the change in mood around the club is palpable after a negative result.

It is not a feeling he wants to experience again after tonight’s meeting with relegation-threatened Leyton Orient at the Matchroom Stadium (7.45pm).

“When you win, everyone around the club is happier,” Smith told Bristol City Player.

“We’re in a good position at the moment and we enjoy winning games. When we lose, it hurts us.”

The battle against the drop is one Smith and many of his City team-mates know only too well.

“Orient are fighting for their lives and have been doing really well lately,” he added.

“They’ve won three games out of four so they’re in good form themselves at the moment, and we won’t be underestimating them.

“If I was in that position I would really want to fight and try as hard as I could to stay in the league.

“We were around that sort of position when I first went to Oldham, but it really brought us together and we went on a solid run to keep us up.”

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