PREVIEW: Peterborough vs Bristol City
ALBERT Adomah claims he and his Bristol City team-mates have unfinished business with Peterborough United.
London Road provided the backdrop for arguably the worst moment of a turbulent Championship campaign that comprised more lows than highs last season.
In buoyant mood after staging a stirring second-half fight-back to salvage a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace at Ashton Gate just four days earlier, Adomah and Co fell into the trap of underestimating a Posh side that had failed to win any of their last eight games and was effectively in free-fall in mid-February.
What followed proved a shock to the system, Peterborough romping to an emphatic 3-0 victory to leave their chastened opponents looking anxiously over their shoulders at the teams in the relegation zone.
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City return to London Road tonight desperate to put straight that particular record of under-achievement, yet mindful that a similar scenario could unfold against opponents who find themselves anchored to the foot of the table after opening their account with five straight defeats.
City have themselves drawn blanks in away games against Nottingham Forest and Barnsley this term and Adomah, for one, can see the warning signs.
He said: "We thought we only had to turn up to get the points and losing to Peterborough like we did came as a real shock.
"We are going back there determined to learn from our mistakes and put things right.
"Peterborough are struggling at the moment and the last thing we want is to be the first side they beat this season.
"Our form at Ashton Gate is good and we know that we can score goals, but we have not done it away from home so far and we are going to have to earn the right against a Peterborough side that will be desperate to get off the mark.
"We need to get to the point where we can score a goal, keep a clean sheet and hold out for a 1-0 win."
If the Robins have a point to prove as a collective unit following Saturday's 5-3 home defeat at the hands of leaders Blackburn, then so does Adomah, pictured, as an individual after suffering the ignominy of being substituted at half-time in City's last away game against Barnsley at Oakwell on September 1.
Although he responded in the best way possible, producing a scintillating display to terrorise Blackburn's defenders at the weekend, the Ghana international knows he cannot afford a repeat of his Oakwell no-show.
He added: "I was really awful in that game and coming off at half time was shocking from my point of view.
"When I was selected for the next game, I knew I was lucky and that I had to play better. If you don't, you know you are probably going to be left out, because we now have competition for most places within the squad.
"When you play as badly as I did at Barnsley, you have to stand up, be a man and admit it to yourself. You then have to go back on to the pitch and do something about it."