Liam Manning reveals pre-match Scott Twine advice as Burnley loanee starts for Bristol City against Watford

Liam Manning had a word with Scott Twine before his debutLiam Manning had a word with Scott Twine before his debut
Liam Manning had a word with Scott Twine before his debut | Getty Images
Scott Twine joined City earlier this week

Liam Manning has revealed his pre-match message to new Bristol City man Scott Twine ahead of the Robins' match against Watford on Saturday.

Twine joined City on loan from Burnley until the end of the season and was immediately brought into the starting line-up against the Hornets.

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Manning revealed his pre-match message to Twine to BBC Radio Bristol.

"I had that chat with him yesterday, he’ll want to impress and hit the ground running but I think it's about understanding what that looks like," he said.

"It’s about doing the basics really well, both in and out of possession and then being trustworthy and reliable. Hopefully, he can bring some of the moments of quality we know he’s got in him."

Twine played under Manning at MK Dons, and the manager will be hoping to get the best out of the attacking midfielder.

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"He’s settled in well and integrated himself quite quickly, hopefully, we can see that on the pitch today."

Twine's arrival also means City have improved options off the bench. Anis Mehmeti, Nahki Wells, Sam Bell and Taylor Gardner-Hickman are all available to be introduced for the match against Watford.

"We’ve got depth now, there are numerous changes we can make in-game to impact things, I'd say most of the subs we’ve had since we started here have had a real positive impact which is so important.

"It’s nice to have those options and depth and ultimately, it’s nice to have that competition. People on the pitch know they have to be at the level and if they’re not we can make changes."

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