Bristol news Every word Paul Simpson had to say on City's defeat to Barnsley and injuries PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The full written post-match press conference following the 0-1 loss to the Tykes on Saturday afternoon.

Bristol news Every word Paul Simpson had to say on City's defeat to Barnsley and injuries PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The full written post-match press conference following the 0-1 loss to the Tykes on Saturday afternoon.

Bristol news  Every word Paul Simpson had to say on City's defeat to Barnsley and injuries PremierLeague-News.Com
20 February 2021 - 20:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Hi Paul, we have to start with one shot on target today, as an attacking threat, there was very little? I can’t disagree with that. The statistics don’t tell lies, one shot on target isn’t good enough. I think you just said that the performance wasn’t good enough, I feel the work rate and the determination to try and achieve something was there but our quality was very, very poor. We haven’t executed passes like we should be able to, we haven’t created enough in the final third, we haven’t got ourselves in the final third to try and entice a foul, to try and entice a defender out. It’s another game, disappointingly, where we haven’t done enough to even create a corner. With the players that we’ve got, I am in total agreement with you Richard that it has to be better. Read More Related Articles Bristol City 0-1 Barnsley: First Tykes win at Ashton Gate for 28 years Because with the team you’ve picked, you had Semenyo upfront, Kasey Palmer as well, nobody penetrated? No, we had penetrating runs but we caught ourselves offside too many times, had situations where with a little bit of quality we would have had people through on goal, but the quality was really poor. I think the biggest disappointment for us as a group of staff is that we’re talking about footballers who are better than they are showing, and that has to come from within, we can’t give them any magic tablets, we haven’t got a magic wand to give them to produce more quality, that has to come from within. They have to keep working hard to improve the levels, maybe even to work smarter so they can think more clearly to execute the passes and slide balls through for players better than they are at the moment. Read More Related Articles Ian Holloway: It sickens me to watch sacking culture at Bristol Rovers and Bristol City We’ve spoken to Dean this season several times about the lack of physicality in the team, and at times particularly in the first-half, it looked like Barnsley had bigger players in most positions and certainly stronger players in most positions? I can’t disagree with you again, that’s what they were. Physically stronger, mentally tougher than us. They played through a game plan that is very effective and very difficult to play against. We said today that we are going to have to match that. Unfortunately, the truth is that we didn’t. We didn’t win enough second balls, and they’ve hooked it on, got in behind, and caused a lot of problems. Unfortunately, we didn’t cause them enough problems. Read More Related Articles Steve Lansdown gives update on Bristol City's managerial search after Dean Holden decision Read More Related Articles 'Bad day at the office' - Bristol City player ratings after defeat to Barnsley We saw from what Steve Lansdown said last night that it might take a while to find Dean’s permanent replacement, you and Keith could be in charge for a few more games at least. Coming up next, trips to Middlesbrough and Swansea. It doesn’t get any easier for you does it? There aren’t any easy games in the Championship. It is a really, really tough league. I heard the owner's interview last night, I heard what he said, that we have to go through the right process. But I think it’s best for everybody that it’s dealt with as fast as it possibly can. We’re all sitting in limbo, not knowing what’s going to happen. It’s really difficult for us as a group of staff to be able to get the reaction that we want. We are trying everything we possibly can, we’ve had two days of training with the players. It’s all been a bit of a shock this week, a bit of a whirlwind. We will continue to be as professional as we possibly can, to try and get a different tune out of this same group of players on Tuesday night. But I just hope for everybody's sake, I’m talking for everybody involved with Bristol City Football Club, and the supporters are the main ones involved in all of this. I hope it’s resolved soon. I want to be involved in the challenge, but I think we all need to know where we need to go and where the club moves forward from here. Do you or Keith consider yourself candidates or would you like to continue in your current role? I haven’t even given it a thought. The club did that with Dean when they made that appointment. I don’t do social media but I’m told that that’s not what the fans want. I’ve never been given any indication that we’ve been considered. All I want is for it all to be concluded as quickly as possible so we can all move forward as a football club. There are a lot of things moving forward in this football club's favour. Except at the moment, we have got an unbelievably long injury list, we have got young players on the side who are probably not ready to be involved in the side on a consistent basis, and we need to get something that makes this club move forward in a positive way. When we met in the week you said you might have had 15 players out, did that turn out to be the case? Yes, today we’ve had 15 players unavailable. Hopefully, over the next few weeks that will change, but going into Tuesday night at Middlesbrough and next weekend at Swansea, that situation won’t change, and if anything it will be even less. We’re going with a group of players, and we have to shuffle the pack again for Tuesday night. We’ve got to get a performance out of them, we’ve got to get them believing in themselves again, working a little bit smarter, and continuing to work hard as they have done. I ain’t going to have a good weekend, I didn’t have a good week from Tuesday onwards, in fact, going back to last Saturday I had a horrendous weekend last weekend, not a great week this week, it isn’t going to be a great weekend for us as staff, I don’t think it will be for players. It certainly won’t be for the people that matter which are our supporters, and we’ve got to do something to try and give ourselves a better week next week to take into Swansea. Just finally Paul, are you concerned that the way things are going there might even become a relegation battle this season? Well, what I said before the game and what I said to the players is that you have to forget about the league table. For the whole of this season, everybody talked about us as a promotion candidate. Well, the last seven games are not showing that. So, we’ve said to them forget about the league table, all we have to concern ourselves with is getting a performance that leads to a result.

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. That’s all we can concern ourselves with, the league table will take care of ourselves. Antoine Semenyo of Bristol City (Image: Rogan/JMP) Ahead of the Middlesbrough game, you’ve got a huge job to lift the players ahead of that one. And what do you think of Boro under Neil Warnock, he’ll be relishing this one won’t he! Oh, he will. Neil Warnock relishes every game. He’s enjoying it. I don’t know how many times he’s supposed to be retiring, but he keeps coming back for every opportunity. He will be loving the battle. I think I’m right in saying that they won 2-0 away today, he will be looking forward to this challenge and looking at it as an opportunity for them to cement their place in those top places. I remember the game here. It was a very scrappy, horrible game. Loads of stoppages, loads of disruption, they matched us up which Neil Warnock tends to do, they went man-for-man everywhere. We conceded a really poor goal which is something we are doing at the moment on a consistent basis. But, what we have to do, is get the players back in, we won’t have anybody else to add to the 20 that we had today, we’ve got to try and shuffle that pack, put a group of players out who have some energy, put a group of players out who have a shape that we believe will change our fortunes, and hopefully give them some belief that they can show they are better than what we’ve seen in the past seven games. Just on the players, you said you aren’t going to get anybody back, but is anyone close to returning at all? The likes of Liam Walsh, Marley Watkins, or Callum O’Dowda, or even Owura Edwards? No. Liam Walsh will play for the Under-23s on Tuesday afternoon which is a huge boost because he’s had a horrendous run this season, and even towards the end of last season, so he will play for the 23s on Tuesday. Callum O’Dowda is on the grass and running, but it’s far too early for him. We’re optimistic that Nathan Baker might get a game in the next few weeks for the Under-23s. Marley Watkins is still a way from coming back. I have to be honest with you, I’m not sure where we are with Owura Edwards. He’s got an issue with his Achilles that he has apparently had for a good few weeks that I wasn’t aware of, but it got worse playing in an in-house Under-23s game on Tuesday. We have to keep our fingers crossed that we get bodies back, but as I sit here at the moment I am definitely not expecting anybody else to be involved at Middlesbrough. I don’t actually know whether we’ve picked anything up from today’s game. Henri Lansbury got taken off because he picked up a bit of an issue with his Achilles. Steven Sessegnon had run his race, delighted to have him back but we need to see how he is and whether he is okay for Tuesday night because we have to nurse these players back. Probably, if I’m being really honest, we are bringing Sess back a bit earlier than he’s ready, Jamie Paterson has been playing for the last few weeks before he’s fully ready to be back in the team. We have just got to make the best of what we’ve got available to us and that’s what we will continue to do. Just one final question, Joe Williams suggested last night that he is going to be out for some time, he had those scans on his hamstring. Are we likely to see him at all this season? I’ll be honest with you, I heard about this statement that went on social media last night. I’m told that he said ‘I’m delighted to finally get to the bottom of what the issue is,’ well I don’t actually know what the issue is because I haven’t been told. I’m not trying to duck the question, but I know nothing more. The last I heard was that he had another scan, there was something strange on it that was going to be sent away to be assessed, and I don’t know anymore. If Joe knows something, I haven’t seen Joe since early last week. I’m really sorry but I can’t say anymore because I don’t know any more about it. Bristol City top stories City tie up deal for young star Every word from Dean Holden City target Villa midfielder Radrada out until April Paul, hand on heart do you want the job if there was a chance for it? I’m sorry Graham but I’m not going to answer that. Okay, on that one, end of? Yes. Okay, is that too awkward for you to answer it? No, it’s not too awkward, it's a very simple question. But on Tuesday night, Dean Holden came in and said, ‘Mark Ashton is coming to speak to you because I’ve been sacked.’ Mark Ashton followed him in and said we’ve sacked him, the owner has sacked Dean. All I ask is that you and Keith remain as professional as you have been, and look after the team until you are told otherwise. I’m not going to put myself in a situation where I’m thinking about any other scenario than looking after the team until I’m told otherwise, it’s as simple as that. You said you’d like a decision on the management as soon as possible from the club's view, they’re being sucked into this relegation battle. It’s vital that someone comes in to settle the ship, isn’t it? Well, we’ve been sucked into a mid-table position at the moment because I think we are ten points off of the play-offs and ten points from relegation, so we are in the middle of the table. What we need to do is find a win from somewhere. In fact, what I’ll say, we need to find a point from somewhere. We need to find something, get a performance that gets a minimum of a point, that addresses this slump, and gets us to move forward in a positive way.

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