Liam Manning has vowed that Bristol City have 'nothing to lose' as they attempt to dent Norwich City's play-off aspirations this weekend. 

The Robins travel to Carrow Road vying for revenge after a dramatic Adam Idah injury-time winner saw Norwich snatch three points at Ashton Gate back in December. That result helped kickstart a dramatic uplift in fortunes for David Wagner's side. 

Manning, a one-time Norwich season ticket holder and Norfolk-born coach, knows the challenge that awaits his side as they bid to halt City's eight-game home winning run. 

"I think we contributed to that (turnaround) by conceding late to them. I thought we played okay that day—a few too many unforced errors, but we conceded a really soft goal at the end. It definitely helped them. 

"They're in a good spot, and it's a big club," Manning said. "They've been up and down in the last five or six years. It's a case of going there and being us. We've got nothing to lose, and we're in good form ourselves. 

"We will take the confidence from actions that we've shown in games and go there and have a right go. We will try to be the best version of ourselves and take the game to them." 

The Robins have little to play for in terms of the season, but that freedom has come with improved results and performances. 

Manning's side arrive in Norfolk as one of the in-form sides in the Championship and the Bristol City boss is adamant they still have sufficient motivation to win matches. 

"If you try and do new things now, you're too late," Manning said. "Culturally, when we came in, what we've consistently rammed down the players' throats is around 'practice being excellent every day'. It's not something that you can turn on and off. 

The Pink Un: Bristol City has been on a fantastic run of form in the Championship.Bristol City has been on a fantastic run of form in the Championship. (Image: PA Images)

"You either live being the best you can or you don't. It's difficult for every human to turn up and be the best version of yourself. That's something we've pushed and we can fall back on that. 

"Their motivations might be individual. But if we want to be successful next season as a team, then you can't just take your foot off the pedal. In the last five games, the lads have done an outstanding job of it.

"I don't like to change how I work and it's about trying to win the game on Saturday. I'm big on people earning the right and we have to have in-house competition."