When Bristol City finally ended their wait for a win at Ashton Gate in October, there was a feeling that Nigel Pearson’s side may have finally turned a corner.
However, successive defeats at Birmingham City and Coventry City have left the club in 18th position, now just seven points above the bottom three.
While the Robins were outclassed against Blues, frustration was greater in their next match, losing by a 3-2 scoreline after being one goal to the good with a man advantage.
Pearson’s team have now conceded 16 goals in seven matches and kept no clean sheet in 11, giving them the fourth-worst defensive record in the division.
Andreas Weimann has netted three of Bristol City’s last four goals, taking the Austrian to seven strikes from 17 starts in the second tier.
Meanwhile, Blackburn remain on the fringes of the playoffs despite their 7-0 drubbing at the hands of Fulham earlier in the month.
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The defeat came as a shock to Tony Mowbray after two successive wins, but Rovers responded with a 3-1 triumph over Sheffield United last time out.
Most importantly to Mowbray, two of his loanees – Reda Khadra and Ian Poveda-Ocampo – finally netted their first goals of the season during that contest.
Ben Brereton Diaz also added a 13th for the campaign, and Rovers now hold the fourth-best attacking record in the division behind Fulham, Bournemouth and Queens Park Rangers