Kyle Nix today joked: I'm more deadly from 20 yards than one.

The feisty midfielder bagged his eighth goal for City with an explosive strike against Brentford.

Only Peter Thorne, who netted number 14 for the season with an equally spectacular effort in Saturday's 2-2 draw, has scored more.

Nix's goal from the edge of the penalty area was his first since January - and wiped out the memory of his amazing point-blank miss at Rotherham recently.

Nix admitted: "I don't seem to do tap-ins! But it was good to get on the scoresheet again after missing the Rotherham one.

"That was one of those freak things. I don't think I could ever do it again if I tried.

"But I've not let it bother me and wouldn't say that it has affected my confidence. I still want to get in the same positions and make runs into the box."

Nix is one of the clutch of players waiting to see if they figure in Stuart McCall's plans for next term. But he reckons the uncertainty is making sure City do not ease up before the current campaign is up.

"I haven't heard anything but I'm just trying to keep firing and playing as well as I can. It's the same with a lot of the lads and I think the last six or seven games have made it hard for the gaffer with his decisions.

"Everybody wants to be here and we're trying to finish the season as strongly as we can and keep getting the results.

"I thought Brentford's first goal was my fault but I redeemed myself with scoring. It was a decent performance all round and keeps us just in front of them."

McCall has consistently made it clear he will not deliver his verdict on the out-of-contract players until the season is over.

He said: "When I played, sometimes you had to go the last game. People want to know about their future, of course, but there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes.

"The lads know the situation and they've got to keep putting in good performances.

"I reminded the team before kick-off that nobody could say it was an end-of-season game with nothing to play for. Every one of them, including the lads on the bench, has everything to play for."

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