Bristol City will undoubtedly be looking to bounce back quickly after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat away at Millwall on Wednesday night.
The Robins fell foul to a Jed Wallace penalty which in the end proved to be enough for the Lions to claim a victory over the away side at the Den.
That result leaves Bristol City sitting in 10th place at the time of writing, with the defeat being their first in their last six league outings under the guidance of Nigel Pearson.
Losing their unbeaten run is obviously a blow for the club but at the same time it will also give them a chance to reflect on what areas they need to improve on moving forwards into the coming months.
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With that in mind, we took a look at THREE things that we clearly learnt about the Robins during their defeat to Millwall yesterday evening…
Bentley back to his best
Despite suffering their first defeat in six league outings, it was certainly clear last night that a key man was back to his very best for the Robins.
Daniel Bentley has been a pretty influential figure at the club since joining from Brentford a few years ago and was in good form yesterday evening as he kept the score down against Millwall.
The variation of the saves he makes and his commandment of the box makes him one of the best keepers that the Sky Bet Championship has to offer at present.
If he can maintain his current form, Bristol City could be in for a good season despite last night’s disappointment.
Injury problems set to frustrate
The mounting injury list at Ashton Gate is something that is sure to frustrate many at the club as they enter a key stage of the campaign.
Captain Nathan Baker was forced to withdraw through injury at half time last night, whilst Jay Dasilva and Nahki Wells have also picked up some issues.
This therefore leaves the Robins short in two keys areas of the pitch, with the squad already appearing to be threadbare.
The hope will be that the injuries do not keep these key players out for a long period, otherwise results could suffer further if their replacements do not step up in their absence.
Pearson still very much in control
The Bristol City boss sadly missed last night’s game after contracting Covid-19, but that hasn’t stopped him from having an influence over his side.
Assistant manager Curtis Fleming was quick to emphasise after the game that it was Pearson who picked the team and is still very much the man in charge at Ashton Gate.
The duo are said to be in regular contact over text and phone calls, with Fleming also set to oversee Saturday’s trip to Peterborough United as Pearson isolates.
The hope will of course be that the team’s results aren’t too affected by their manager’s absence, with Pearson having done well to get his side into a good position so far.