ROBINS’ PLAY-OFF HOPES SUFFER ANOTHER BLOW


BRISTOL CITY’S Championship play-off hopes suffered another blow on Easter Monday when they were beaten 2-0 away by Sheffield Wednesday.

City now find themselves down in eighth spot – two places and one point off Derby County, who sit in the final play-off place.

A couple of weeks ago the Robins were looking good for a top six finish but they have failed to win in their last three games.

They lost the game at Hillsborough in the first half on Monday. Sheffield Wednesday, who are now just three points behind City, took the lead in the 15th minute when Barry Bannan hit a stunning shot from 30 yards.

Bannan then created a goal for Lucas Joao six minutes before half-time.

The Robins’ had their chances, particularly in the final 10 minutes, but they were not able to get anything out of the match.

Afterwards City boss Lee Johnson admitted it was ‘an opportunity missed’.

“It’s hard to criticise our work-rate because the players worked their socks off, played the better football but we didn’t have the quality to finish our chances,” he said.

“We created numerous good chances and we have to take them, it’s as simple as that.”

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