Versatile Bristol City left-back Tommy Rowe has lifted the lid on the squad’s reaction to their Championship defeat to Blackburn Rovers last weekend.
The former Peterborough and Doncaster man revealed that there plenty of arguments between the players following the disappointing display, but Rowe ensured that the arguments were a positive sign.
“We’re honest players,” he said in an interview with Bristol Live.
“We go and look at it to see what we’ve done wrong and we accept the criticism – and we have the arguments with each other.
“You’ve got to have the arguments because it shows that you care and you’re not accepting losing.”
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Bradley Johnson and Adam Armstrong struck the lethal blows in the 2-0 victory for Tony Mowbray’s men, which saw them move to within just one point of the Robins.
Lee Johnson’s men dropped out of the play-off places in the process, suffering their second successive home defeat after going down 2-1 to Millwall on Tuesday night.
They will therefore be desperate to bounce back as quickly as possible, with the lunchtime clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday the perfect place to start.
It may sound worrying on the surface, but I think Rowe is right.
You get the feeling that maybe a Bristol City side of last season or the year before may have taken a defeat like this in their stride, but I think it is a positive that they are not standing for it this time around.
The Robins are aiming to win promotion and, frankly, they should. Apart from lacking a striker to partner Andreas Weimann, they have one of the best squads in the division, particularly in terms of depth.