Pemberton wants Ashton Gate rocking for the Robins

Sunday 17 Jan 2016
John Pemberton became Bristol City's interim boss late last week

John Pemberton has urged the Bristol City fans to roar their side to victory in Tuesday night’s Emirates FA Cup third round replay against West Brom.

The Robins will entertain Tony Pulis’s Premier League outfit at Ashton Gate following last weekend’s 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns.

And Bristol City’s interim boss, who led the Championship strugglers to a notable 1-0 win over table-toppers Middlesbrough at the weekend, hopes the stadium will be rocking.

Bristol City v West Brom

Emirates FA Cup
Third Round replay
7.45pm, Tuesday 19 January
Ashton Gate
Live on BT Sport
Winners receive £67,500 from FA prize fund

“Saturday gave us a massive lift and it would be good to keep that feel-good factor going if we can," Pemberton told Bristol City's official YouTube channel.

“I’m asking [the supporters] to get behind the team.

“We need you behind us, and who knows with that backing where it will take us?

“We do need everybody pulling in the same direction.”

Meanwhile, defender Derrick Williams believes his team-mates must be more careful when in possession than they were last Saturday.

Jonathan Kodjia had headed City level after Saido Berahino’s opener for the Baggies.

Kieran Agard looked to have won the tie for the visitors, only for James Morrison to pop up deep into added time and rescue a replay for West Brom.

Williams said: “I thought we played really well. We kept a lot of their players quiet for a lot of the game.

“Hopefully we can do the same [on Tuesday night] and keep the ball a bit more. We didn’t keep it as much as we would have wanted [last week].

“Hopefully in front of our home fans we can do that.”

The winner of Tuesday night’s replay will entertain Peterborough United in round four.

By FA Staff