Banner image

Room For Improvement - Bryan

Joe Bryan admitted there is plenty of room for improvement in his own performances ahead of Saturday’s match with Fulham (3pm).

The Bristolian has spent the last three matches on the bench, something he hasn’t experienced since the home match against Rochdale in February.

Derrick Williams has stepped into the wing-back role and despite losing his place in the side, Bryan has been supportive of his team-mate.

“When Derrick plays wing-back I’ll support him, offer him advice and things he can do,” he told Bristol City Player HD.

“In training when we do the shape, I’ve been right-back with [against] him as a left wing-back and have been telling him little things he could do that maybe he wouldn’t do as a centre-half.”

He added honestly: “I haven’t been good enough this season and being on the bench has given me a little kick to realise you can’t take starting games for granted. You have to have impact on games rather than just floating through them and just doing your bit.

“It gave me a chance to get some extra things in, work on my crossing and to have a rest mentally.”

City’s last outing at home was the impressive 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest in front of the Sky cameras.

Manager Steve Cotterill praised the supporters for their efforts that night and Bryan is excited to get back to a packed Ashton Gate after two away matches on the trot.

“It’s always nice to play at home in front of a big crowd,” he said.

“They will be right behind us after a positive result on Monday (against Cardiff City) and we can go and build on that now.”

Latest News

Valuable experience for young Robins - Hines

Valuable experience for young Robins - Hines

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th 2021

📝 Report: Bristol City Under-23s 0-2 QPR Under-23s

📝 Report: Bristol City Under-23s 0-2 QPR Under-23s

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th 2021

🎟 Rams and Terriers games on general sale

🎟 Rams and Terriers games on general sale

Posted: Monday, October 25th 2021

Watch City Under-23s at Ashton Gate

Watch City Under-23s at Ashton Gate

Posted: Monday, October 25th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Number Crunch: Pluck of the Irish
Rugby icon

Number Crunch: Pluck of the Irish

All of the key player, team and form statistics ahead of Saturday's round seven Gallagher Premiership clash at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th 2021 • Rugby

Loan watch: Lloyd stars as Clifton thrash Westcliff
Rugby icon

Loan watch: Lloyd stars as Clifton thrash Westcliff

Jac Lloyd scored 17 points and Tomos Gwilliam impressed as Clifton amassed a century against Westcliff in National Two South.

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th 2021 • Rugby

Win a Gallagher Premiership Rugby match ball plus two tickets to a match of your choice
Rugby icon

Win a Gallagher Premiership Rugby match ball plus two tickets to a match of your choice

We’ve teamed up with Gilbert Rugby to bring you a great new competition.

Posted: Tuesday, October 26th 2021 • Rugby

Become a Bristol Bears dual player sponsor for 2021/22 season
Rugby icon

Become a Bristol Bears dual player sponsor for 2021/22 season

Become a Bristol Bears dual player sponsor for the 2021/22 campaign as Pat Lam's men compete in the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup and Dave Ward's squad compete in the Allianz Premier 15s.

Posted: Monday, October 25th 2021 • Rugby

Bristol Sport Gala Dinner to return in 2022!
Bristol Sport icon

Bristol Sport Gala Dinner to return in 2022!

The annual Bristol Sport Gala Dinner returns in 2022, taking place on Thursday, February 3rd.

Posted: Monday, October 25th 2021 • Bristol Sport