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🎥 Pearson seeking response in BS3

Nigel Pearson wants his side to respond with an energetic yet controlled performance as City prepare for the mouthwatering Severnside derby against Cardiff City on Saturday (12.30pm).

The Robins will be looking for their second successive home victory when they take on the Bluebirds in front of over 20,000 supporters at Ashton Gate.

City are aiming to complete the double over Cardiff City after their 2-1 away victory earlier this season and Pearson knows the importance of victory for not only his group in terms of the league standing but also to the City fanbase.

Speaking to Robins TV, Pearson said: “It’ll be a really good atmosphere and it’s one in which we need to respond after last week’s game and result.

“These games are very important for us and certainly for our fans but it’s really important that players are able to remain in the moment when they play in derby games. The fact that there will be a big crowd at Ashton Gate will be an added bonus, and it’s one we’re really looking forward to.

“Derby games are about being able to deal with the occasion as much as anything and dealing with the pressure. It would be great to get a double over Cardiff.”

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