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'Pleasing performance but luck evaded us' - Wright

Bailey Wright reflected on a pleasing performance but highlighted fine margins after City held Nottingham Forest to a goalless draw.

City looked to use their width but despite 33 crosses against a well organised-Forest penalty area, they couldn’t find a killer touch on goal.

Andreas Weimann went closest when his driven ball across the box was deflected on to the far post in the second half and Forest survived as the ball failed to fall a player in red.

“I thought we played really well,” said club captain Wright. “We didn’t have the cutting edge to stick the ball in the back of the net. On another day and with the rub of the green, a bit of luck if balls drop to us and we stick our chances away then we come away with three points.

“As much as we’re disappointed not to win, we’re still happy with the performance and it’s a good one to build on and push on for Wednesday [against West Brom].”

Wright, making his first appearance in BS3 this season, saw the positives as City created a lot from their 61 per cent possession, putting into practice work on the training ground.

Watch: Wright post-Nottingham Forest

He added: “Football is a game of fine margins. Our build-up play, passing and movement was really good, the things we have worked on day in, day out so to see them on the pitch was nice.

“The only thing that didn’t happen was sticking the ball in the back of the net, we’re all frustrated with that because it’s not just attackers but defenders as well, maybe from set-pieces to score, but that little bit of luck sometimes you need, sometimes you get it and sometimes you don’t - that’s the world of football.”

But on a personal note, Wright was delighted to be back out and leading his teammates on the pitch, with Saturday’s outing his first run-out since August.

“Yes it was nice to back in the starting XI, my first home game this season so to be back out at a packed Ashton Gate was nice. Obviously, it’s frustrating when you don’t play but I understand it: the boys are flying and in all positions we’ve been doing well and the competition for places is healthy. From a personal point of view I’m delighted to be back out there and running around with the boys,” he said.

And now the Robins prepare for another top end of the table fixture against West Bromwich Albion, with a trip to the Hawthorns on Wednesday night (November 27th, 8pm KO).

“It’s a busy week, this is a busy league! You look throughout the table, throughout the league and it’s very tight still with a lot of teams to play against. West Brom are flying and doing well but so are we and we go to there place backing ourselves. We back ourselves to beat anyone but we know it will be tough and we look forward to it.”