Ahead of Sunday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City coach Jamie McAllister has been speaking about the worrying patch of form the Robins are going through at home, reports BristolLive.
Lee Johnson’s side have only won one of the last five games at Ashton Gate, having drawn twice and won once before suffering consecutive defeats at the hands of Millwall and Blackburn Rovers in the past week.
McAllister said: “We‘ve got to appreciate that teams are going to come to Ashton Gate and show us a lot of respect with the way they set up. The majority of teams come with a low-mid block and are hard to break down, hard to beat and then counter on us.
“We’re definitely getting a lot better at breaking teams down and in ways to break teams down. But we’ve got to do the other side as well. When we’re attacking we’ve still got to think defend, so it’s getting that balance of both.
“The last two results have been disappointing but we don’t want to focus too much on that. It’s been a great start to the season. We’re in a good place and there’s a lot of games coming up – four in 11 days – and a lot can happen then. If we go and win the next four, it’s an unbelievable start.
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“We’ve got to put it right on Sunday, make sure that everything we’ve worked on this week comes out and we put in a performance that makes the Bristol City fans who are travelling on Sunday proud and we get back on track.”
Having only won four games at home so far this season out of 11 games, Bristol City have the chance to make things right with two home fixtures over the festive period as they host Luton Town on 29th December before Brentford visit the south-west on New Year’s Day, with City also hosting Shrewsbury in the FA Cup three days later.
In the Robins’ last home game, they came up against Blackburn Rovers but the in-form visitors came away with the three points in a 2-0 victory, as a Bradley Johnson strike from a corner routine just a minute in broke the deadlock. Substitute Adam Armstrong was then slotted through on goal with 13 minutes to go, and he made no mistake as he doubled his side’s advantage.
Bristol City’s recent form at home would have been worrying the coaching staff and the supporters, with the three games over the next few weeks being a chance for them to rectify their problems.
If the Robins can get back to winning ways at home against Luton, then they could go a home run with two games in quick succession at Ashton Gate afterwards.