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Exclusive: Bobby Reid discusses Bristol City’s play-off hopes ahead of final games

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It was the 2018 EFL Awards last night in London as members from the 72 clubs descended on the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane to reflect on the 2017/18 season.

Of course, there’s still a few games in the campaign left and plenty still to play for across the three tiers before the trophies are handed out.

On an individual basis, though, the gongs have been distributed and Bobby Reid was one man to pick up some accolades as part of the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Year and the Football League Team of the Year.

He’ll now be focused on trying to get Bristol City into the Premier League via the play-offs and, ahead of that, we caught up with him to discuss the awards and the final fixtures on the way…

First of all Bobby, how does it feel to be named in two teams of the year?

I’m absolutely buzzing to be fair, I’ve been getting a bit of credit throughout the season so I thank my team-mates and coaching staff for putting their faith and belief in me.

How do you concentrate on what you’re doing in the play-offs, and not worry about anyone else?

I think you’ve got to internally believe in what you’re trying to achieve and not worry about results.

You’ve just got to concentrate on the three points on the Saturday and I know the results haven’t been the best for us recently but I think we’re taking a little bit of confidence into the final games and we’ll give it a good go.

Have you used the experience of playing a side like Manchester City in the EFL Cup in the games since?

Yeah, it’s given everyone great confidence since.

You see when teams play them now they play with a high-press and I think we were the first ones to do that, we were bold and we felt we could win.

We took it into the league and though it’s not enough at the moment. who knows what could happen in the last few games.

Have you thought about next season at all?

I can only think about that at the end of the season to be honest. I want to get into the play-offs and promoted with Bristol City.

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