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We head to Bristol City with belief

A tough challenge ahead, but Tony Mowbray says he has full confidence in his side ahead of Sunday's trip

31 August 2018

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Tony Mowbray is expecting a difficult test at Bristol City on Sunday afternoon but has full confidence in his side to take something back from Ashton Gate.

Rovers remain unbeaten in league and cup this season and currently sit in the play-off positions in the Championship following wins against Hull City and Brentford and draws against Ipswich Town, Millwall and Reading.
A trip to the south-west is next up and Tony is expecting another difficult test against Lee Johnson's side, who performed excellently in the division last season.
“A win on Sunday is a very hard thing to do, going to Bristol City who were threatening the top of the league last season," the boss confessed.
"They have a fantastic stadium with the new stand and there’s a buzz around Bristol at the moment.
“Let’s go there with belief. Let’s be positive. We’re a team that go to Bristol knowing it’s going to be a very tough game.
“Away from home we’ve done okay. We were unlucky to draw at Ipswich and went to Hull City and won. I’d say Bristol City are probably down the road from Ipswich in terms of recruitment and Hull have had a transitional period.
“They’re a good side and we’ll have to perform at our best to take something from the game. We have to go and work hard, ask questions and see where it takes us."
Ben Brereton and Harrison Reed have linked up with Rovers in deals from Southampton and Nottingham Forest earlier in the week and Tony expects both to be involved in the travelling party to the West Country.

"Brereton and Reed? I see no reason why the two of them won't travel down with the squad," Mowbray added.

"Reed has had two training sessions and one with the squad I think, light preparation says. It's not as if we've had too many proper training days with him, so I can't see myself thinking that he's going straight into midfield.

"Harrison has plenty of time and I anticipate both will come on the trip with us."

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