Banner image

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.

Related News

Preview: Charlton Athletic v Bristol City

Preview: Charlton Athletic v Bristol City

Posted: Saturday, February 6th 2016

Bristol Sport TV - Featuring Lily Owsley

Bristol Sport TV - Featuring Lily Owsley

Posted: Thursday, February 4th 2016

Win A Sunday Roast For Four At Bristol Sports Bar & Grill

Win A Sunday Roast For Four At Bristol Sports Bar & Grill

Posted: Thursday, February 4th 2016

Latest News

FIT ROBINS is back!

FIT ROBINS is back!

Posted: Saturday, May 15th 2021

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue
Football icon

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue

Ashton Gate Stadium has been named as the venue for the National League’s Vanarama Promotion Final on Sunday, June 20th.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Football

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre
Bristol Sport icon

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

South stand sponsor Xledger were today handing out lunches to NHS workers at Ashton Gate to celebrate more than a hundred thousand vaccines to the Bristol community.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Bristol Sport

Talking points: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Talking points: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Check out they key talking points from this week's media session, as Director of Rugby, Pat Lam previewed the Gallagher Premiership R19 clash with Gloucester Rugby at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby

Ward determined to make an impact on his return to the West Country
Rugby icon

Ward determined to make an impact on his return to the West Country

Bristol Bears Women will have a new man at the helm for the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s campaign in Head Coach Dave Ward.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby

Lam on exciting new chapter for Bristol Bears Women
Rugby icon

Lam on exciting new chapter for Bristol Bears Women

Bristol Bears Women will have a new man at the helm for the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s campaign in Head Coach Dave Ward.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby