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Woodgate: ‘Lloyd can look like a Rolls-Royce at times’

Thu 04 March 2021 | 11:25

Jonathan Woodgate praised the performance of Lloyd Kelly against his old club on Wednesday.

First, it seemed that

Bristol City

were going to win their third consecutive game since

Nigel Pearson

's appointment as manager when Tyreeq Bakinson scored the opener in the 38th minute.

But

Bournemouth

equalized seven minutes later as Daniel Bentley scored an embarrassing own goal.

Then, Cameron Carter-Vickers was able to help his side to win by scoring in the 88th minute of the game.

Head coach

Jonathan Woodgate

praised former Bristol City defender

Lloyd Kelly

’s performance at left-back, according to

Four Four Two

.

“Lloyd can look like a Rolls-Royce at times,” he said.

“It is all a matter of consistency how far he goes in the game. If he goes on performing like that a lot of Premier League clubs are going to take notice.

“Junior Stanislas is claiming our first goal and I don’t blame him. The ball was on target when the keeper dropped it.

“We went on to dominate the second half and were well worth our win. I’m not sure how the winning goal went in, but I don’t care.

“The result put us back in the top six and it is now vital that we stay there. I thought we began the game really well.

“They went ahead with a preventable goal, but I was really pleased with the way my players responded.

“The second half was how I want us to play and we made positive substitutions to try and win.”

Pearson was disappointed as it was his first setback since he joined the club.

“I am very disappointed with the result and that would still have been the case if the game had ended 1-1,” he said.

“Both Bournemouth goals came from mistakes. Dan Bentley doesn’t need telling about the first one and Tyreeq Bakinson lost his man at a corner for the second.

“Dan is a very good goalkeeper. He made a mistake and we move on. I still saw plenty from my players in terms of work ethic and trying to win the game.

“We had to reorganize in the second half when Jack Hunt had to go off with a head injury. Zak Vyner moved to full-back, which means he has already played in three different positions in my short time at the club.

“Last Saturday at Swansea we defended for our lives and came out with a win. Tonight we deserved more. That’s football.

“I try to be positive as often as possible and there was plenty to like about the team’s effort.”


source: SportMob
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