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Maynard dropped from pens

Bristol City top scorer relieved of responsibilities after another miss

Last Updated: 21/09/11 5:25pm

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Maynard: Robins top scorer has missed two penalties this season

Maynard: Robins top scorer has missed two penalties this season

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Bristol City have relieved Nicky Maynard of his penalty taking duties after missing another one against Leeds last weekend.

The striker also missed a spot-kick against Leicester City last month but has scored four goals for the Robins this season, making him the club's top scorer.

Saturday's penalty miss at Elland Road took place with the scores level at 1-1 and Leeds down to 10-men.

Bristol City are 23rd in the Championship after just one win so far this season and host Hull City this weekend.

But Keith Millen confirmed that if his side do receive a penalty, he will be looking for other players to take the responsibility.

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He told the Bristol Evening Post: "I will consider other players when we next get a penalty.

"Nicky is our leading goalscorer and our regular penalty taker, but he has missed two now."

"He has put himself up to take them, which is great, gut he cannot afford to keep missing them, because it costs the team.

"No one means to make mistakes or miss chances, but a change in penalty taker might be needed to change our luck.

"It is frustrating, because we should have been 2-1 up against 10 men and in control of the game. But we have not taken our chances and it has cost us.

"There are others who can take penalties and who practice them regularly in training. If someone else puts up their hand and asks to do the job, then fine."

Meanwhile, young goalkeeper Lewis Carey has joined Gloucester City on a month's loan.

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