Andreas Weimann scored against his former side to help Bristol City produce one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Championship. Weimann opened the scoring in the 10th minute before Antoine Semenyo doubled their advantage in the 38th minute. Craig Forsyth pulled one back in the 61st minute before Tim Klose sealed the three points in the 79th minute.
Derby first-team development coach Justin Walker: “It was a good exercise for us in terms of providing players with the opportunity today. In a disappointing first half, I thought the goals we gave away were cheap, we were disappointed as a group and at half-time had a bit of a chat about the rhythm and intensity and self-belief really. I thought second half we started to push a little bit and got ourselves back in the game. That’s what we were looking at today, the character and temperament of some of the players to handle the environment. There’s an objective to what we want out of these last three games and we’ve got a tough job to do over the coming weeks to prepare ourselves properly for next season.”
Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson: “I think it’s a career-best for him [Weimann]. It’s a testament to his professionalism. His desire and his work ethic are just incredible. I’m really pleased for him, especially off the back of last season where he spent a long time out injured – so to have a season like this on his return from injury is particularly impressive. It’s been a difficult season for us at times. We’ve not always got the results or performances warranted or we’ve been a bit inconsistent as a team so for us to have one player on 20 goals, another on 10, and Antoine (Semenyo) is on seven, so we’ve made progress.”
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