Bristol City man reacts to defeat to Burnley as Robins now go into the international break

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Defender reflects on weekend defeat

Bristol City defender Kal Naismith has admitted that their defeat away at Burnley this weekend was ‘tough’.

The Robins have now lost back-to-back games heading into the international break.

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Despite losing to Vincent Kompany’s side, they still gave a decent account of themselves at Turf Moor and stayed in the match throughout.

The hosts took the lead through an early Manuel Benson goal, only for the visitors to level it up on 27 minutes through Nakhi Wells.

However, Burnley took the lead in the second-half via a Jay Rodriguez goal and that proved to be the winner.

‘Tough week’...

Naismith reflected on the loss afterwards, as per the club’s official website:

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“It’s been a tough week against two top sides, to be fair to them - they’ll be right up there come the end of the season.

“I feel we have been a match for them and on another day in Norwich we could’ve come away with a win - we conceded early through an error from myself, which is disappointing but we fought back as we always do.

“Today, it was the early goal and then they’ve got comfortable in their style of play. It was tough, it felt like they had fourteen players on the pitch at some points.

“We were always in a solid shape and weren’t too troubled, we got back into the game and then we were a threat on the break.

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“We’ve made errors across the two games - no excuses - but the positive thing is we have been right in both games until the end.”

Bristol City are 9th in the Championship after four wins from their first 10 outings.

Naismith made the move to Ashton Gate over the summer following the expiration of his contract at fellow second tier outfit Luton Town and has adapted well to life with his new team.

The former Wigan Athletic man has slotted in nicely into the side and has played every league game so far.

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