Winger Albert confident City able to reproduce away form at the Gate
THERE is an ironic twist to Saturday's Championship clash at Ashton Gate.
Derby County head to the south west keen to improve on a poor away record that has seen them collect just eight points from 30.
Meanwhile, opponents Bristol City are looking to boost their worrying home form having picked up just eight points from 10 matches.
City have lost six of the 10 and they have taken just two points from eight home games since their last home win, a 4-2 triumph over Cardiff City way back in August.
Their only other home win this season saw them put four goals past Crystal Palace, also in August, but Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United, Burnley, Hull City, Charlton Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers have all won at Ashton Gate.
City winger Albert Adomah says the team must reproduce their away form at home if it is to pull clear of relegation trouble.
"We've shown we can win games and play well away from home, so there should be no reason why we cannot do the same thing at Ashton Gate," he added.
"I think we've reacted badly to falling behind at home and let everybody down when losing 4-1 to Wolves the other week.
"But we showed real strength of character to twice come from behind and win 3-2 at Sheffield Wednesday and that game shows what can be done.
"There are no excuses and we have to be better when the pressure is on at Ashton Gate.
"If we fall behind, I would like to think we will be strong enough to come back like we did against Wednesday."
City manager Derek McInnes insists it is vital his players find the mental strength to deal with the pressure of playing at home.
McInnes said: "The players have to learn to deal with the tension and the fans have to understand that, when we go a goal down and the team is still working hard, they need them to get behind them."
Derby have struggled on their travels of late.
Four consecutive defeats on the road at Peterborough, Millwall, Crystal Palace and Leicester have seen them concede a dozen goals.
Only Sheffield Wednesday and Peterborough have won fewer away points this season.