Nigel Pearson was content with the display Bristol City put in as they drew 0-0 with Preston North End on Saturday and is confident they can back it up with a win over Luton Town on Wednesday evening.
The manager spoke to the club’s website today.
He said: “Last season when Luton came here we took a two-goal lead and we ended up losing that game. We know they’re a side who will pose us a few stern questions but we focus very much on ourselves and make sure that our preparation is right and we go out there and play as well as we can.
“The players know they are applying themselves in the right way, we just need to find the cutting edge at home.
There were lots of positives (on Saturday) but it’s now making sure we are physically and mentally right for the next game.” he added.
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Their away form has carried them into mid table at the start of the season but they cannot solely rely on it, a first home win under Nigel Pearson would feel like a lot more than three points, and would give them the confidence they are clearly lacking in front of goal to kick on under the former Leicester City boss.
Pearson has been very patient with his players this season, clearly aware that they are probably not capable of the play-off pushes they have managed to sustain over the last few seasons.
Their position in the division will not feel secure until they are able to start performing in front of their home fans and the Hatters’ visit does present a challenging evening.
Nathan Jones will be hoping his side can harness the momentum they gained through Luke Berry’s 97th minute equaliser at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday and continue their upward trajectory in the division.
It will be a very evenly matched encounter but one that the Robins will have identified as an opportunity to end their 13 game winless run at Ashton Gate.