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We Weren't Good Enough - Flint

Aden Flint confessed Bristol City’s performance in the defeat to Reading wasn’t good enough.

Nick Blackman’s deflected shot gave the Royals an early lead, and Garath McCleary struck from distance to give the visitors a foothold in the game they never looked like letting slip.

City have shipped 12 goals at home this season, and Flint believes costly errors are what need to be cut out.

“We weren’t up to scratch today,” he told Bristol City Player HD.

“We’re disappointed with the goals we’ve conceded and how we’ve conceded them.

“The first goal looks offside but it’s tight and I could have done better. It’s taken a deflection, which has taken it away from Frank.

“He’s (McCleary) hit it from 35 yards and we’re thinking we can let him hit it from there. But we were told the Reading front four like to have a shot from distance so we should have been closing that down, and unfortunately it’s skipped up before Frankie and it’s gone in the bottom corner.

He added: “We should be doing better than that; we should be trying to stop the goals going in.

“If we’re starting games well we should be looking to continue that and not conceding, giving ourselves a massive mountain to climb.”

Steve Cotterill’s side have a free week to prepare for Saturday’s trip to Ipswich Town.

The match at Portman Road will be City’s third away match of September, and Flint knows the hard work that needs to be done to ensure a positive result.

“We’ve got a long week to prepare for Ipswich away,” he said.

“We’ll be watching the game back and looking at what we can do better. We’ll be looking to improve that during the week and eradicate the mistakes and put it right against Ipswich.”