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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.”

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