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‘We must stay competitive’ – Holden

Hunger and drive are important aspects which Dean Holden wants to see from his team as City look to kick on after returning to winning ways on Boxing Day.

City showed their competitive nature as they overcame Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday despite a lengthy injury list. The Chairboys equalised after Chris Martin gave the Robins a deserved first-half lead, but City had been creative and a Famara Diédhiou thunderbolt snatched a late winner at Ashton Gate.

It was a result which ended City’s three-game losing streak and three points which keeps them in touching distance of the play-off chasing pack at the end of what has been a challenging 2020, on and off the pitch.

Now City prepare to sign off the calendar year away to Luton Town on Tuesday (December 29th, 7.45pm KO), live on Robins TV.

Holden said it was a “vital three points” secured on Saturday adding: “We did it the hard way and won it with a screamer at the end from Fam, so I was delighted with the win.

A happy squad: It was back to winning ways on Saturday

“It’s a big challenge for us, as every game is,” Holden added as he looks forward to a trip to Kenilworth Road. “Nathan Jones’ team play with a lot of energy, and they’ve changed their system in recent weeks to get a result.

“They try to get the ball forward into hard-working players like James Collins and Danny Hylton. They have experience so it’ll be a tough challenge but we’re ready.”

It’s a short turnaround between games but Holden wants a competitive City to pick up where they left off when they face the Hatters.

Holden applauded his side's performance on Saturday

He continued: “We have to find the right balance between making sure the players are well prepared for every game but at the same time, making sure they’re not undercooked.

“There’s a fine line and we have to stay competitive, stay with that pack of teams just above us in the play-off positions and stay competitive.”

 

Luton Town versus City will be streamed live on Robins TV. The programme will cost £10, with the livestream consisting of multi-angle and a multi-replay production which gets underway 30 minutes before kick-off at 7.15pm. 

Create your Bristol Sport Club Account now to make sure you are ready for Tuesday night. You can buy your pass at any time in advance of the match - come matchday all you have to do is login to Robins TV and hit “Watch Live”.

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