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Football League World’s Bristol City fan pundit Ian Gay has waxed lyrical about the impact that Niclas Eliasson made for the Robins against Huddersfield Town this weekend, with the Swede playing a key role in his side’s 5-2 victory over the Terriers.
Despite having been used sparingly throughout the campaign by Lee Johnson so far, Eliasson has still managed to rack up one goal and seven assists, with most of his game time coming via the substitutes bench.
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He played an influential role when thrown in from the start against Huddersfield however, registering one goal and one assist during the tie at Ashton Gate.
We spoke to Gay at the weekend about Eliasson’s contribution to the cause against Huddersfield and here is what the fan pundit had to say on the man in question:
“Eliasson was excellent throughout, with the width and slick interplay that he provided opening the Huddersfield defence up time and time again throughout the first half.
“His pace, strength and ability to cross accurately with either foot make him one of our best attacking players.
“Personally I believe he should be starting more games this term, particularly when we operate with a 4-4-2 formation.”
Our fan pundit then made an interesting observation on whether he feels the 23-year-old has improved since he first joined or not:
“He’s much stronger and fitter than when he first joined, we learnt that this was a result of Judo lessons during his spare time!”
If Eliasson continues to perform well for the Robins in the upcoming weeks, he could well find himself being one of Johnson’s first picks for the team’s starting eleven, particularly as they seek to solidify their grip on one of the four available play-off spots.
Meanwhile, Eliasson will no doubt be keen to make another string impact again when the Robins take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.