Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Monday, February 5th 2018

We will bounce back - Wright

City captain Bailey Wright say the team will come back fighting after slipping to a 1-0 away defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

Sammy Ameobi's solo goal at the Macron Stadium - a run from deep inside his own half before firing low into the net - proved to be the difference on Friday night.

City saw much of the ball (65 per cent) in the Friday night encounter but threatened little with few solid opportunities on the Bolton goal.

Head coach Lee Johnson had said before the game that he expected a tough opponent in league strugglers Bolton and that's exactly what happened, said Wright.

The defender told BCTV: "They made it difficult for us tonight, it was difficult to break them down and the simple, basic things that we normally do well, we didn't do well tonight.

"We were punished on the counter attack which wasn't good from our behalf but we have a week to repair now for our next game.

"I wouldn't say we bossed the game the way we wanted to. We didn't create enough chances, we didn't have enough shots, we certainly had a lot of the ball but I think it was their plan to let us have that and frustrate us.

"Credit to them because it worked but we have to come up with better ways to deal with it. I'm sure we will but we weren't quite at that tonight."

WHAT HE SAID

"We didn't create enough chances, we didn't have enough shots, we certainly had a lot of the ball but I think it was their plan to let us have that and frustrate us."

Captain, Bailey Wright

AMEOBI GOAL SHOULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED

Ameobi's goal, as well taken as it was, came following a City corner. The ball found its way to the former Newcastle United player, who ran with the ball unchallenged from inside his own half before unleashing a low drive beyond Luke Steele.

Wright said: "It's disappointing because it's an area we talk about. Sometimes attacking set pieces can be another opportunity for teams to counter attack from. Some teams set up against us like that, they did tonight and it paid off for them.

"It was a great run from Ameobi and a good finish but it's something we could have easily stopped if we had been more switched on and organised as a team. We could have stopped that from happening but these things happen in football.

"The lads have been fantastic all season and tonight wasn't good enough but we will bounce back."

KENT THE BRIGHT SPARK

Liverpool loanee Ryan Kent shined under the Macron Stadium floodlights, with his pace and trickery causing the hosts problems on more than one occasion.

And club skipper Wright believes his teammate, at least until the end of the season, has a promising future.

"I thought he did really well," said the World Cup-bound Australian defender.

"He's shown what he's about, he's a good player, a nightmare to play against and he's only going to get better and better. The more he settles in the more we will see the best of him. I think he showed us what he;'s about and I'm excited about what he's going to show us for the rest of the season.

PREPARING FOR SUNDERLAND

City return to action at Ashton Gate on Saturday when relegation-threatened Sunderland come to BS3.

Wright added: "It's been a busy few months for us and it's not often you have eight days to prepare for a game which is nice. We will get back to the training pitch and focus on us.

"Sunderland is another tough test but we know what we're about. We always give ourselves a good chance and it's another opportunity next week."

City host the Black Cats next Saturday (3pm kick-off) at Ashton Gate.

Click here to book your tickets

Latest News

Close-season update from Nigel Pearson

Close-season update from Nigel Pearson

Posted: Saturday, June 12th 2021

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 9)

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 9)

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021

Celebrating UK coaching week

Celebrating UK coaching week

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021

Wollacott makes Swindon switch

Wollacott makes Swindon switch

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Stat attack: Bears seal top spot
Rugby icon

Stat attack: Bears seal top spot

Take a look back at some of the records that Pat Lam's Bears have broken during the 2020/21 regular Gallagher Premiership season.

Posted: Monday, June 14th 2021 • Rugby

Premiership Rugby statement: Bristol Bears vs London Irish
Rugby icon

Premiership Rugby statement: Bristol Bears vs London Irish

Premiership Rugby can confirm that London Irish’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Bristol Bears - scheduled for today - has been called off.

Posted: Saturday, June 12th 2021 • Rugby

Michael Miller - The First Interview
Basketball icon

Michael Miller - The First Interview

Watch our exclusive first interview with Michael Miller as a Bristol Flyers player.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Basketball

Match preview: London Irish (h) - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Match preview: London Irish (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 22 Gallagher Premiership clash with London Irish at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Rugby

Bristol Bears announce retained list
Rugby icon

Bristol Bears announce retained list

Bristol Bears are delighted to confirm the retained squad list from July 1st, 2021, with over 65% of the players in the first team squad now heading into at least their fourth season under Pat Lam.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Rugby