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We Invited Pressure - Reid

Bobby Reid believes Bristol City can’t afford to sit back in games when they take the lead.

Frenchman Jonathan Kodjia opened the scoring against MK Dons on Saturday, before the visitors drew level deep into stoppage time through Daniel Powell.

City enjoyed much of the possession and chances in the first half, but the tables turned after the interval leaving Reid questioning his side’s approach.

“It’s our own doing because we camped in for too long,” he told Bristol City Player HD.

“We always knew the next goal was important but we sat in too deep, and if we’re sitting in and inviting pressure for a lot of the half then they’re going to get chances.

“We had two more chances after our goal and if we get the goals then I think the game is put to bed.

“Not finishing our chances off and being ruthless has been our undoing this season.”

Reid helped City get on their way against the Dons, laying it on a plate for Kodjia to notch his sixth of the campaign.

The 22-year-old stole the ball off centre-back Antony Kay to break clear from the defence, a tactic he realised leading up to the tie.

He said: “I know they try and play football so I knew they were going to give us a chance to nick it.

“I was on his blindside and he didn’t see me coming. I was running through and thought Jimmy was on to score.

“I was tempted (to go it alone) but I knew it was definitely a goal if I squared it so I did.”

Steve Cotterill’s men are next in action against Nottingham Forest on Friday, October 16th (7.45pm) in front of the Sky cameras.

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