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Andi Weimann reveals what Bristol City’s next big aim is after Cardiff City triumph

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Andi Weimann is well on course to deliver his best haul of goals in the league in his career to date.

It’s four goals from the first five Championship games, and another six across the campaign would equal the 10 he netted in 2018/19 when Lee Johnson snapped up the versatile forward from Derby County “primarily as a striker”, though with the knowledge that the 30-year-old can fill in out wide if necessary.

Such is the former Villa man’s workrate – which Johnson labelled as “second to none” when Weimann was originally brought in to Ashton Gate – that the industrious forward begun this season under Pearson filling in out wide.

A return to the centre of the pitch has seen goals, a blossoming partnership with Chris Martin building and City win their last two games on the road. There is more to come.

“I think so [that it feels the season is up and running now],” said Weimann. “We always said after the Swansea game that we were in a good place, the results didn’t show how we played and it was all about getting the three points [against Cardiff].

“We did that so now we get two weeks off to enjoy the result and work on the training ground. And if we keep playing as we are – because I think in every game we’ve performed – we’ll get more wins.

“That’s how we need to play,” added Weimann, referencing the victory at Cardiff City Stadium.

Indeed, Bristol City have now seemingly turned a corner, after two wins in their last three games, after a run of 10 fixtures without taking the three points.

On his own form, Weimann is pleased with how things are going after only playing seven games in the Championship last season before a cruel ACL injury cut short the campaign at just 605 minutes played.

“I’m really happy. I worked really hard in the gym last season – there were a few injuries so I wasn’t alone – but all of us that were injured, we all worked really hard.

“This season we’ve had a full pre-season and now we’re really fit, and I’m just enjoying being back after a long time. I’m just taking every game as it is and enjoying being out there,” he added, explaining that the days at the old gym lasy January when it was dark and cold were not easy to get through mentally.

And now the aim turns to improving the form at Ashton Gate, with Preston coming to town next on September 10. The Robins haven’t won at home since beating Hudderfield 2-1 on January 26 – a run of 12 matches.



Andi Weimann of Bristol City scores a goal to make it 0-1
Andi Weimann of Bristol City scores a goal to make it 0-1

The theme was picked up by Nigel Pearson who mentioned that very same subject to the group as he spoke to all the players following the 2-1 win against Mick McCarthy’s side.

“The manager said after the game we’re pretty good away from home, now we just have to turn that our home form into wins as well,” said Weimann.

“The next game is at home as well so that’s what we’ll be working towards.”

The two-goal man of the match from the Severnside Derby reflected on his recent winner against Cardiff City – and celebrating in front of the great travelling support.



Andi Weimann of Bristol City scores a goal to make it 0-1.
Andi Weimann of Bristol City scores a goal to make it 0-1.

“As soon as it hit the net and I ran over there I could see all their faces jumping up and down – and then all the boys ran over, and after the game as well, clapping us. They were brilliant,” he explained.

And that early celebration for the first goal at the CCS, as City won a third game in a row in the Welsh capital? We might have seen that before.

Echos of Scott Murray’s famous celebration following Severnside Derby victory in 2001.

“Scotty in the changing room before the game looked at me and cupped his ear – so I said I’ll score today and I’ll do it. It worked perfectly and obviously I scored in front of their fans!

“Apparently Scotty’s not happy if there are pictures coming out and his pictures may not be used… He was buzzing for us to get the win,” added Weimann with a laugh.

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