Ipswich Town’s Brett Pitman has said he will celebrate against his former club Bristol City if he scores.
The 28-year-old striker had a two and a half year spell at Bristol City where he made 81 appearances and scored 20 goals. He was a moderate success for the Robins but soon returned to Bournemouth and helped in their rise up the leagues.
Now with Ipswich, Pitman will get a chance to play against his former employers when they face each other tomorrow. And while many players now do not celebrate if they score against a former team, the striker has confirmed he will celebrate if he finds the back of the net on Saturday.
Furthermore, Pitman criticised those that don’t celebrate scoring against their former clubs, saying they do it more for show than out of any sentiment for their former team.
Talking ahead of the game against Bristol City, Pitman told the Sudbury Mercury: “I’ll celebrate for sure, I don’t understand why people do it (not celebrate) and I think it’s all for show to be honest,”
“Don’t get me wrong, I won’t go and jump in their crowd and do things like that but you have to respect the club you play for. They are paying your wages and you want to get three points for them, so I’ll celebrate.”
“Why people don’t celebrate is beyond me to be honest, I think it’s all for show.”