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Proud Pring makes his mark on Championship debut

A lot can happen in football over the space of a week…just ask Cameron Pring.

He suffered pride and heartbreak in the Carabao Cup on his club debut last Tuesday but, seven days later, he assisted City on their way to those first three points of the season, on what would be his first Championship appearance.

Often a left-back but tonight operating at left-midfield, a position he trained in as a youth player, Pring grabbed a headed assist for Chris Martin’s goal against Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

That put City 2-0 up on the night, with Andreas Weimann’s brace helping the Robins secure a 3-2 win on the night.

🎥 Watch: Cam Pring's post-match interview

“I don’t think there’s any better feeling,” Pring told Robins TV. “I’ve waited a long time for this, five-and-a-half years of work and it makes me so proud. I’m sure my family are proud as well.”

City were two goals to the good after just 15 minutes as they hit Reading hard to race into a much-deserved lead.

Pring said: “I think that start put them on the back foot, I don’ think they expected it tonight. It gave us a lot of confidence going into the rest of the game, especially with the early goal. The boys were really up for it - and it showed.”

Pring was quite rightly in jubilation as he reflected on his first Championship experience. He had previously played as high as League One with Portsmouth, but injury had set him back last season. Now he’s keen to push on at this new level.

“It’s hard. I took about 20 knocks tonight so it was a big welcome to the Championship but I’m so happy all the work I’ve put in is showing off," said Pring.

“I’m so happy, it’s a massive difference to be in and around the first team. I’m so proud and I want to push on and stay in the team.".

City now head back to Ashton Gate with their first win in the bag ahead of Swansea City on Friday night (7.45pm KO).

Pring added: “We’ve gone back in there and we are buzzing with it. To see out a game like we did, after we’ve struggled recently gives us a lot of confidence going into the game on Friday.”

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As per EFL regulations, the game cannot be streamed on Robins TV as the match has been selected for live Sky Sports coverage.

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