Bristol City striker Marley Watkins has been reacting to the Bristol City website following an important 3-0 win over Luton Town on Sunday afternoon.
The striker has only made 21 appearances since signing for the Robins in the summer of 2018 from Norwich City, and his opener in the win over the Hatters was his first goal in club football since September 2018.
Being deployed on the right wing in a 4-4-2 formation, he bundled in a clipped cross from Niclas Eliasson as he got across his man to break his goalscoring drought.
He almost scored from a similar scenario later on in the half as he attacked another Eliasson cross at the back post, but James Shea kicked away his downward header.
City sealed the win when Famara Diedhiou converted a penalty just before the interval following a Kazenga LuaLua trip on Jack Hunt, before Andreas Weimann swept in a low cross from Hunt at the near post midway during the second half.
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Watkins said: “Yes, it was good.
“It was all about the win today. I think we needed to stop the rut and obviously at home, no disrespect to Luton but we were expected to beat them and we just had to go out there and deliver. I’m glad we did.
“We kept our shape well and we were a threat all day and we dealt with everything they had.”
The result saw the Robins move on up to eighth as they sit just a point off of the playoffs, putting a stop to a run of four consecutive defeats.
Watkins appeared delighted to net his first goal in 15 months, and he will be eager for more with a crucial second half of the season coming City’s way.
The 29-year-old has been given a new lease of life at Ashton Gate lately as he has slowly been worked back into the setup by Johnson, and the former Norwich man will be wanting to add to his tally as well as be handed more opportunities going forward.