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Posted Thursday, December 27th 2018

'That was for my family' - Pisano

Eros Pisano dedicated his first ever Bristol City goal to his family, who watched him open the scoring against Brentford.

They were in the stands when he headed home from Jamie Peterson's corner in the 20th minute of yesterday's Boxing Day contest.

Pisano's header deflected off a Bees player before beating Daniel Bentley between the sticks but the Italian defender will definitely be looking to claim the goal as his own.

Brentford equalised in the second half and despite the Robins' pressure, they couldn't force a late winner as they extended their unbeaten run to six matches in the Sky Bet Championship.

But the full-time plaudits belonged to right-back Pisano, who was awarded the Thatchers Cider Man of the Match award for an impressive display at both ends of the pitch.

"I really enjoyed my first goal for the Robins," Pisano said. "It was a difficult game but we played, we did a good job but that’s football. I enjoyed scoring because the first time my parents came here they didn’t get to see me so I scored for them, my wife and my babies."

"It’s my goal, right?" he added, discussing the deflection which led to his opener. "It took a little touch off the defender but we scored and that’s all that matters to me. I really enjoyed my first goal!"

Pisano had been away from first team action due to injury but he has shown great character to find his way back into the side and now he wants to kick on in the new year.

He continued: "I have had difficult moments because of my injury. When you played one, two, three games you improve and I feel much better. I hope to continue feeling like this because I want to play, I want to help my team go up.

"We have to continue because we play hard and play a good game. That’s football, sometimes you deserve to win but we have to continue and improve some things."

City return to action on Saturday (December 29th, 3pm KO) where they will be looking to end 2018 with a win at home to Rotherham United.

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