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Pemberton Confident Goals WiIl Come

John Pemberton believes the goals will come to fire his Bristol City side clear of relegation trouble this season.

The emphasis has turned to being hard to beat since Pemberton took the reins as interim boss at Ashton Gate, with his four games in charge producing only one goal scored and two conceded.

But the 51-year-old is targeting a more clinical approach to finish off some encouraging build-up play and spark a run of wins, starting against fellow strugglers Charlton Athletic at The Valley tomorrow (3pm).

“They’re all huge games because of the position we’re in, but with them being under us, it does make it a little bit more of a pressure situation,” Pemberton told Bristol City Player HD.

“We’re not under any illusions about what we’re going into – we’re going into a game we know we need to win, and we’ll be doing everything we can to win it.

“They had a good result up at Rotherham (a 4-1 win last Saturday), which obviously puts them in good stead going into this one, but we’ve looked alright.

“We’ve looked quite solid but we do need to take some more of our chances – we’re creating them, but we’d like to hit the back of the net with one and then the floodgates might open for us.

“It’s just that little bit of quality in and around the 18-yard box that we now need the finishing touch to. If we can do that, we could quite easily go on a run.”

Pemberton was quick to praise the travelling support, with City fans already snapping up over 2,000 tickets for the trip to South East London.

“It’s absolutely massive. We can’t argue with the support we’ve had all season,” he added.

“They come out in there hundreds and their thousands every time and they give us the support and the backing that we need.

“The lads appreciate that and you can see the effort they’re giving – they are giving almost everything they can.

“We’ll look to be positive and go there to win the game. If we do that, it will give us a massive lift.”

Joe Bryan will train today after missing the goalless draw against Birmingham City with a knee problem, but Luke Ayling remains sidelined.

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