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Thursday, December 10, 2020
Wells Delight for Strike Partner Diédhiou

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Nahki Wells looked back on an important 1-0 win for City, who had Famara Diédhiou to thank for a late strike to overcome Blackburn Rovers at Ashton Gate.

The win lifts City back into the play-off places and ensures they head into the weekend’s match with Rotherham United on the wave of three points.

It was an entertaining affair with two teams flexing their attacking intent but it was Bristol City who found the breakthrough to put last weekend’s defeat to Birmingham City behind them.

“We knew it was about bouncing back, putting right the wrong after losing the other day,” said Wells. “We knew it would be tough tonight, but it was important to get back to winning ways and stay in touch with the top two.

“Blackburn are a good side. We’ve been hit by a lot of key injuries with players in the treatment room but we have to deal with it. Some people are playing out of position but it’s about doing a job, doing what’s right for the team. Tonight, we got the three points and that’s all that matters.”

Wells’ cross was kept alive through Callum O’Dowda’s knockdown, with the ball turned into Diédhiou’s path via Chris Martin.

“Famara came on and proved to be the difference” Wells added. “He got the three points for us, that’s all that matters and we move on to Saturday with three points.

“He proved the difference when he came off the bench against Derby as well. He scored the winner so he’s done well, he’s worked hard to be in the team and we’re all striving to score goals, win games. He got it today and that’s all that matters.”

The win lifts City up to sixth, level on points with each of the teams in the play-off places as things stand, ahead of Saturday’s trip to South Yorkshire.

Wells said: “We all know what we’re capable of and that’s to get promoted. There are so many teams in and around that top six so each week we have to pick up points. It’s good to get points from teams around us.”

 
 
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