Versatile Bristol City man Tommy Rowe has given an update on where the club stand in terms of their season ambitions, revealing that a play-off position remains the primary goal.
Following their weekend defeat to Blackburn Rovers, the Robins now sit 12 points off the automatic promotion pace and Rowe has delivered a reality check in the aftermath.
“Our vision is to be a top six side,” he said in an interview with The Bristol Post.
“And we will always push for that. But we go back to the Huddersfield game where we performed excellently and our intensity was there. It’s difficult to put your finger on what actually it is just at the minute.
“We know that we’ve got it and we’ve seen it in games and we’ve seen it in great performances with lots of goals.”
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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 is realistic from Rowe, but not particularly inspiring.
I am sure that many Bristol City fans will want to see their side continuing to push for an automatic promotion spot, knowing that both West Brom and Leeds will still face their challenges.
However, if promotion is achieved via the play-offs then I am sure that will suffice just fine as well. But if the nerve shredding that comes with the end of season showpiece can be avoided I am sure that they would rather do that.