It had been such an encouraging start to the season for Bristol City, who heading into 2018 still had aspirations of automatic promotion in the Sky Bet Championship.
However, the Robins have suffered a miserable start to the calendar year, and following last night’s 2-1 defeat to Preston North End at Deepdale, Lee Johnson’s side slipped out of the top-six.
Bristol only trail Middlesbrough by a single point following last night’s results, however, the defeat at Deepdale could prove to be a lot more damaging in the weeks to come.
Aden Flint received a red card, and his teammate Joe Bryan picked up his 10th caution of the season, meaning the duo will serve three and two-match suspensions, respectively.
❌ Aden Flint (straight red card) and Joe Bryan (tenth caution of the season) to serve three and two-match suspensions respectively after tonight's 2-1 defeat at Preston North End. pic.twitter.com/mUEvQKB4Zp
— Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) March 6, 2018
The Robins have moved to confirm that news on their official website, which hasn’t been well received by Bristol City’s supporters, with many believing it could be a season defining moment.
Here is the best of their reaction…
Season Over….Lads will be planning for Vegas now….Cunningham uninvited
— Phil Bowden (@philbowden) March 6, 2018
Season ended in December didn't it? Expect Rovers are claiming some sort of victory tonight with Bodin being on the winning team.
— Andrew Bush (@AndyBush26) March 6, 2018
Guys it’s not over yet!
— stephen treanor (@treanor_stephen) March 6, 2018
Banter when we finish 13th
— Adam Bridge (@adambcfcbridge) March 6, 2018
— Michael Williams (@michael230202) March 6, 2018
A pretty miserable last ten games or so really now. Will be like watching a car crash in slow motion. The complete meltdown since Xmas has been very last season. Weak underbelly still there.
— Matt Hewlett (@BCFCMattyH) March 6, 2018
Well done Preston, your theatrical tactics paid off. Horrible team to watch!
— Ben (@natchplease) March 7, 2018
— BCFC KIERAN99 (@BCFCkieranLong) March 6, 2018
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