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Posted Friday, March 2nd 2018

We can compete with anyone in this league - Flint

Aden Flint believes City can return to winning form, starting with Sheffield Wednesday's trip to Ashton Gate on Saturday.

The defender, who has just put pen to paper on a new contract with City, says the club can compete with all teams in the Championship, as the Robins seek a return to the play-offs places.

The Owls, who are set to have a number of key figures missing for the clash, head to BS3 with just one win in their last ten league outings. 

Preparations for the Sky Bet Championship clash have continued as normal this week, despite the wintry conditions, 

Flint told BCTV: "We were disappointed with the performance and result against Cardiff (1-0 defeat) so we want to play with our identity on Saturday and play with more free-flowing, exciting football because last Sunday was not the best of games.

"I don't think you'd ever watch football again after seeing the game last week so we need our identity back and enjoy being on the ball. We need to do what we were doing earlier in the season and hopefully that will mean we can start winning again."

He added: "We rate our chances against any team, we feel we can compete with anyone in this league, something we have shown already and now we need to get back to winning games, starting with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday."

WHAT HE SAID:

"We rate our chances against any team, we feel we can compete with anyone in this league."

Aden Flint

City have long-term injured stars Eros Pisano, Jens Hegeler, Callum O'Dowda, Milan Djuric and Matty Taylor all set to return before the season concludes.

He described their impending returns as "good timing" adding "we need everyone for the run-in. It's not just about the 11 players on the pitch, it's a squad game and everyone will be vital to that come May."

"FEELS LIKE HOME"

The 28-year-old has been in outstanding form for the club this season, scoring eight times in 37 appearances, which has led to the new deal potentially keeping Flint a City player until 2021 via a club option. 

He said: "I'm delighted to have signed a new contract, a reward for my performances this year according to the gaffer, so I must be doing something right! I'm looking forward to continuing working hard and finishing the season with a positive.

"I've been here five years now and it feels like home for me. I've enjoyed more good times than bad and hopefully we can achieve what we have set out to achieve."

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