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INTERVIEW: Michael Rose Queens Park Rangers Preview

The defender previews tomorrow's clash with QPR...

1 April 2021

Michael Rose says him and his teammates are looking forward to the Sky Blues clash against Queens Park Rangers on Good Friday.

With two games in the space of four days, all attention is on tomorrow’s clash with Mark Warburton’s side, who City beat earlier in the season at St Andrew’s.

He said: “We are looking forward to it and especially starting with QPR, I don’t think we have got to look forward to Bristol City yet, we have had a couple of weeks since a game because of the international break so everyone is looking forward to the game.

“Going into the game we know that we beat them earlier in the season which is good so hopefully we can do the same tomorrow.

“We’ve managed to get a good week of work in and hopefully we can take what we have done in training into the game tomorrow.”

The game will be City’s first in almost two weeks after an international break which has seen the Championship come to a halt.

Returning to action on Good Friday, City will make the trip to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium and Rose is hoping the Sky Blues can pick some points up on the road.

He said: “It’s all about hard work and repetition, it comes down to us believing in each other and trusting each other as well. If you keep doing the right things then eventually the points will come.

“We have never lost belief and it has been a tough season for us, a lot of our boys haven’t played at this level and this is something new to us.

“It has been really frustrating to be honest and I just got my head down, kept trying to work, I have been picking up niggles here and there, hopefully that is behind me now. My full focus is on QPR tomorrow.”

In recent weeks, City’s opponents have distanced themselves with the relegation places, picking up points to create a gap.

The Sky Blues will be hoping to do the same against a difficult side who boast the attacking exploits of Charlie Austin and Lyndon Dykes.

He said: “There is probably more pressure on us than them, but it is good pressure so what we are expecting is a good team and they try to play the right way and play good football.

“They have good strikers as well so it will be a tough day for us at the back, there is more pressure on us so hopefully we can use that to our advantage and hopefully put in a good performance.”


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