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Reid targets ruthless streak

Bobby Reid is desperate to take City’s ruthless streak on the road after slipping to defeat at Birmingham City on Saturday.

The striker grabbed a first-minute goal at St Andrew’s – his third in two league games so far – and the visitors had other chances to score, only for the plucky hosts to secure a 2-1 victory on the day.

Having brushed aside Barnsley and Plymouth Argyle with three-goal blitzes inside the opening half hour of matches at Ashton Gate, Reid says the players now need to show that clinical edge in away games.

“Against Barnsley we were 3-0 up inside 30 minutes and it could have been the same at Birmingham,” Reid told BCTV.

“On another day we definitely could have scored three or four. We just need to keep showing that ruthless streak.

“You always know as an away side that the home team will get a spell where the crowd gets behind them. It’s up to us to manage that and control it.

“Unfortunately with their good spell Birmingham managed to get their goal (to go 2-1 up) and it was difficult after that.

“As a team we’re creating chances and if we keep doing that, then more often than not we’ll score them.”

Bobby Reid fires narrowly wide of goal at St Andrew's


Reid passed up good opportunities in the second period at St Andrew’s, the first a shot wide from 12 yards when the score was 1-1 and then he cannoned an effort against the post in stoppage time.

Reflecting on his day in the Midlands, the Bristolian said: “I was pleased with the goal. Fam (Famara Diedhiou) was unlucky not to score with his shot against the bar and then the keeper did well to push the rebound from Browny (Josh Brownhill) against the crossbar too.

“Fortunately I was in the right place to score again. That’s all I’ve been trying to do since I’ve been pushed further forward. Sometimes I’ll miss chances but it’s important to put that out of your mind and move on.

“With the chance in the second half I probably should have taken one more touch to get it out of my feet, as I only really had one side of the goal I could shoot for.

“The one at the end was a bit of a snapshot really. It was just one of those in the moment; I just tried to hit the target and or hope for a ricochet but sadly it hit the post.”