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Bristol City defender Luke Ayling glad to “finally” score



Bristol City defender Luke Ayling became the 15th player to score for The Robins this season during their 2-2 draw at Barnsley on Saturday.

Luke Ayling is happy to have scored for City

Luke Ayling is happy to have scored for City

The 23-year-old defender admits he is glad to finally get on the score sheet, after his lack of goals started to become a joke around the Bristol City dressing room.

Ayling told, ““It’s not really been playing on my mind but I was glad to finally get one.

“The boys have made a big point of [my lack of a goal] in the dressing room.”

Ayling became the last outfield player to net this season as he opened the scoring at Oakwell, “Like all great strikers do, I just pulled off at the back post and headed it back across the keeper!

“It was a great ball in from Joe (Bryan) and luckily I was there to finish it.”

City had to fight for their point and came back from 2-1 down, with Wilbraham scoring a decent effort from 20 yards, to extend their unbeaten run to 15 games.

“We played well in the first half but they came out strongly after the break,” said Ayling. “They banged a lot of balls into our box and we found it hard.

“A point is better than none and we’re able to keep the run going into our next game.

“It was close going into the last ten minutes or so trailing, but we showed great character to come back and claim a point.”

City will look to extend their run to 16 games with a win against Oldham at home on Saturday.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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