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      Alex Scott: Bristol City midfielder enjoying ‘best’ run of form

      ByMonelo Gabriel

      Feb 14, 2023

      image source, Rex Features


      Alex Scott has started 29 games for Bristol City this season in the Championship

      Midfielder Alex Scott said he is currently playing his “best” football for Bristol City, with the team riding a nine-match unbeaten run.

      The 19-year-old has started all but one league game this season.

      He signed for the Robins academy in 2019 and made his debut in April 2021.

      “The last few games are probably some of the best I’ve played in a Bristol City shirt,” he told BBC Radio Bristol.

      “I think again it’s about being consistent with that, it’s not good to play two good games and then lose my form.

      “I’ve had difficult moments this year where my form hasn’t been great, but it’s important that I still have the confidence of the manager and the players here, they almost dodge me when they know I’m having a problem.” game or a sticky half hour in the game.

      “They believed in me to go out there and play my best football, and I know when I’m in it and I’m playing my best I can be a threat to any team.

      “The last few games I have felt very good and I have felt that I have had that freedom to go and have fun on the field and that is the most important thing.”

      Scott signed a four-year contract with Bristol City on his 18th birthday, but was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League during the January transfer window.

      He credits playing in a more attacking midfield role at number 10, often opposite Joe Williams and Matty James, as the reason his form has blossomed this season.

      “It gives me a lot more freedom, I think that’s something that’s been important and coaches have been telling me, ‘just go out and play,’ basically,” Scott said.

      “Joe also before every game tells me: ‘Do what you want, me and Jamo will be here to clean up after you.

      “To have that freedom to know sometimes I have to go back and do my defensive work, but sometimes if I almost cheat a little bit, knowing those two are there, I can be there and have more energy for when we have the ball, and I’m in my prime, probably in the opposition half creating stuff.”

      Bristol City are now 13th in the table and are also through to the fifth round of the FA Cup, with a home tie against Manchester City at the end of February.

      They then face Wigan Athletic on Wednesday in search of back-to-back home wins after beating Norwich 1-0 last weekend.

      “Going into training every day, guys are enjoying it a lot more than maybe we did when the results weren’t going our way,” Scott added.

      “We’re in good shape right now and it’s important that we stay that way as long as possible and make sure we win as many games as we can.”

      “(We’re) unbeaten in eight or nine, I think, but there are some ties in there, so turning ties into wins is the main thing.”


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