Wells urges City to maintain winning momentum
Nahki Wells and his Bristol City team-mates will be keen to continue their winning ways when they host Bournemouth in the Sky Bet Championship at Ashton Gate today.
The Robins are full of confidence after securing back-to-back wins away to Middlesbrough and Swansea City, with Wells converting on each occasion to take his season tally to nine goals.
The Bermuda striker admits that he and his team-mates have their work cut out against Bournemouth. But he is also confident they can be equal to the task based on the character they demonstrated to come from behind and beat high-flying Swansea 3-1.
“We want to take that positive performance and continue to grow in terms of having a full all round performance tomorrow night [tonight],” Wells told The Royal Gazette. “Again we are up against a very good side at this level with Premier League experience in Bournemouth. It’s definitely going to be a tough game and we’ll be ready.
“We have that opportunity of gaining three wins back-to-back so we are well up for it.”
Bournemouth are sixth in the Championship standings, five places above City. Tonight’s visitors also won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Vitality Stadium last October.
Elaborating on last weekend’s morale boosting triumph over Swansea, Wells said: “Obviously all in all it was a great result. To go there and beat them by that score line showed how far we’ve come over the last few weeks because they have been one of the best best defensive sides in the country.
“It was unbelievable to get that kind of result after going behind early in the second half. Most sides really don’t come back from that and for us to show that desire to come from behind is always great.
“I think it shows a bit of a character that we haven’t been able to show enough this season and gives us another victory to build on.”
• Jonte’ Smith and his Woking team-mates suffered a 1-0 defeat away to ten-men Altrincham in the Vanarama National League yesterday.
Matty Kosylo scored the 69th minute winner shortly after substitute Smith dragged wide with only the goalkeeper to beat.
The hosts, who were reduced to ten men after Tom Hannigan was sent off in the 34th minute, also had a goal from a free-kick flagged offside during the first half at the J Davidson Stadium.