Bristol City are back in Championship action this weekend as they take on 3rd placed Fulham at Ashton Gate, and the Robins will be looking to end their four-game sequence without a win.
Last time out, Lee Johnson’s side settled for a 1-1 draw against Millwall at The Den, which temporarily put an end to a slump which saw three defeats in succession prior to the game.
Things won’t get any easier this weekend as they take on a Fulham side fighting for automatic promotion.
The match will also has a huge significance to the club, as it is part of Bristol City’s 125th anniversary celebrations, which will see the players don a commemorative strip to celebrate the milestone.
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Speaking in the pre-match press conference ahead of the big game, Robins midfielder Callum O’Dowda said that the squad must first think about themselves first rather than what Fulham can do.
“I think we need to build on what we have been doing,” O’Dowda told the Bristol Post.
“Everyone knows what we’re capable of and I think it’s just bringing it out.”
Despite the positivity shown by the 24-year-old, Bristol City have been very inconsistent at home in recent months, alternating regularly between wins and losses.
That contrasts to Fulham’s away form. The Cottagers have not lost on their travels since December 14th – a 1-0 reverse against Brentford.
O’Dowda acknowledges that, and knows it will be a difficult challenge come Saturday.
“It will be a great occasion. We know it’s going to be tough,” he added.
Bristol City’s recent poor results has meant that their true potential has not come to the fore, and O’Dowda clearly wants that to change as the side are still in the fight for a play-off spot.
The Robins will take comfort in the fact that they have lost just once to Fulham in the last seven meetings between the two sides.
December’s game at Craven Cottage ended in a 2-1 win for Lee Johnson’s side.