Barnsley 2-0 Bristol City: Nigel Pearson ‘Players Have The Opportunity To Show What They’re Made Of’

Bristol City fell to a fourth defeat in five games after losing 2-0 to relegation candidates Barnsley at Oakwell last night.

The Tykes got off to a great start after the Robins failed to clear a corner in the tenth minute where forward Carlton Morris was at hand to stab the ball home from close range.

Their start got even better when they scored from another corner just over ten minutes later, Michal Helik was at hand to guide the ball into the bottom corner with his head to double the lead.

The loss leaves City in 18th place and take on West Brom this Saturday with a look to get back to winning ways, Pearson is calling for players to step up with just the eight games left this season.

“It’s the same players who defended really well at the weekend so our inconsistencies come back to haunt us and that remains a problem for us this season,” Pearson claimed.

“There’s no reason why we couldn’t perform in the same sort of way as the win over Blackburn. we started the game sloppy and very wasteful with the ball. We just turned the ball over so many times with there not being much pressure on us, so that comes down to concentration.

“We haven’t been able to get two performances off the back of each other which you can say are pretty similar quality wise, so it’s difficult to talk about tactics and positional stuff”.

Pearson added, “We now have eight games to go and I’ll be able to answer if we need more players with a bit more certainty in a few games time. The players have the opportunity to show what they’re made of and that’s all I can say.

“We’re going to need all of the players we have in the squad because we’ve only travelled with the bare 18 today.

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“They remembered about how they felt after Saturday so I’m sure they’ll register how they feel after today and hopefully we’ll have a positive response”.

City face four of the top 12 in their remaining fixtures with the Baggies coming to Ashton Gate before travelling to Bournemouth just after the international break.

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