Banner image

Pearson hits 500 mark – with eyes only on The Rs

Nigel Pearson will take charge of his 500th game as a manager for City’s Sky Bet Championship fixture versus QPR on Saturday (March 6th, 3pm KO).

He’s hoping it will be a day of celebrations for one thing though - to steer the Robins to three after late disappointment meant AFC Bournemouth secured a 2-1 win in BS3 on Wednesday night.

The experienced Pearson, who twice won promotion with Leicester City and took them to the Premier League, now only has his mind on how his Robins side can bounce back.

 

“The next target is trying to win this game,” he told Robins TV. “[Cardiff City boss] Mick McCarthy is hitting 1,000! I just think of it as a number that’s ticked off but I just want to win the game for our reasons.

“I recognise it and it’s been a very interesting journey. At one point I didn’t think I would manage, so to stand here I’m certainly a different style than I was at the start but I’m quite a bit older as well.”

He goes into the next fixture three days after the Bournemouth match, which was a night where the performance far from warranted the result. Now the squad get ready to go again for the visit of QPR to Ashton Gate.

Pearson said: “Regardless of how people view our season so far, I’ve seen a really good attitude and application. We just need to build on that and good results obviously help confidence. As I keep saying, I’m looking for the performance to be right and if we get that right we always have a realistic chance of winning games because we have the qualities.”

The City manager also discussed recovery and the focus between games, which continue to come thick and fast, and his focus on the positives from Wednesday.

He said: “Recovery strategies are very important of course from a physical element but the players are used to the quick turnaround. We just have to make sure our preparation is as good as it can be in term of how we approach the game as a tactical battle and making sure our players feel good about themselves and that’s the most important thing.”

🏊‍♂️ Watch: Pool recovery session

“I really want us to concentrate on ourselves and continue to strive to get our performance right. I look at the Bournemouth game and the disappointment is the result in the way we conceded the two goals but there were so many positive aspects to that performance as well.”

City v QPR will be streamed live on Robins TV, with matchday coverage starting at 2.30pm.

BUY YOUR MATCH PASS HERE

Related News

MansionBet Match Preview: QPR (H 20/21)

MansionBet Match Preview: QPR (H 20/21)

Posted: Friday, March 5th 2021

Returning players set for Under-23s action

Returning players set for Under-23s action

Posted: Friday, March 5th 2021

Press conference: Nigel Pearson and Ádám Nagy preview QPR

Press conference: Nigel Pearson and Ádám Nagy preview QPR

Posted: Friday, March 5th 2021

Latest News

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: QPR (A)

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: QPR (A)

Posted: Friday, September 17th 2021

No pay on the day at QPR

No pay on the day at QPR

Posted: Friday, September 17th 2021

City and Supporters Club sign memorandum of understanding

City and Supporters Club sign memorandum of understanding

Posted: Friday, September 17th 2021

Robins Lotto Winners (Week 24)

Robins Lotto Winners (Week 24)

Posted: Friday, September 17th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Saracens
Rugby icon

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Saracens

Follow all the action LIVE from Ashton Gate as Bristol Bears face Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership opening round.

Posted: Friday, September 17th 2021 • Rugby

Pat Lam commits long-term future to Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Pat Lam commits long-term future to Bristol Bears

Pat Lam has committed his long-term future to Bristol Bears, we are proud to reveal.

Posted: Friday, September 17th 2021 • Rugby

Team news: Bristol Bears Women vs DMP Durham Sharks
Rugby icon

Team news: Bristol Bears Women vs DMP Durham Sharks

Bears Women will be aiming to make it three successive wins to start the 2021/22 season when they take on DMP Sharks at Shaftesbury Park on Saturday (11am KO).

Posted: Friday, September 17th 2021 • Rugby

Bear All podcast: pre-season episode available now
Rugby icon

Bear All podcast: pre-season episode available now

Welcome to Season Two of the Bristol Bears Podcast, Bear All - sponsored by UWE Bristol - hosted by front row duo Jake Armstrong and Jake Woolmore.

Posted: Friday, September 17th 2021 • Rugby

Match Preview: DMP Durham Sharks (H) - AP15s R1
Rugby icon

Match Preview: DMP Durham Sharks (H) - AP15s R1

Everything you need to know ahead of Bristol Bears Women's Allianz Premier 15s match-up against DMP Durham Sharks at Shaftesbury Park (11am KO).

Posted: Friday, September 17th 2021 • Rugby