Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard capped his great start to the campaign with a 'Goal of the Season' contender as the Robins drew 1-1 at Coventry City.

But the former Crewe Alexandra striker was not satisfied with his performance despite taking his goal tally to six from seven outings.

His latest strike, a 25 yard thunderbolt that flashed in off the underside of the bar, followed a neat build-up involving Liam Fontaine and Alvaro Saborio.

"No goalkeeper in the world would have saved that shot," reckoned City manager Gary Johnson after commenting that, "our strikers are on fire, especially Nicky."

The 22 year-old striker himself, who is already more than half way to his 2008-09 total of 11 goals following his move from Crewe, was not as effusive.

"Goals like that do give you more pleasure than tap-ins," he said, "but as long as I keep seeing my name on the team sheet I'll be happy.

"Apart from the goal I was a bit disappointed with my game overall, and I certainly don't think I played as well as a I could have done.

"But hopefully I can just put that behind me now and concentrate on producing a better performance against Swansea on Tuesday."

Maynard was more impressed with the debut display of new boy Saborio than he was with his own performance.

Costa Rica international Saborio was a transfer deadline day signing - on a season-long loan - from Swiss club FC Sion.

The 27-year-old striker was only handed his Coca-Cola Championship debut because Danny Haynes, who was set to play, fell ill with tonsillitis en route to the game.

"I thought Alvaro had a magnificent debut," said Maynard. "He's good in the air, he holds the ball up well and he has good distribution.

"He links very well and that's something the manager likes to see from the two strikers, he wants them to play as a pair.

"That's one reason he's brought Alvaro in for, and the front three players have to really give the manager a headache over selection now.

"I'm sure that Danny will be fit for Tuesday night but whoever the manager goes for, he'll have confidence in them."

If Haynes is passed fit then manager Johnson will certainly have a selection dilemma for the trip to Swansea after expressing his delight at Saborio's debut.

The Robins boss also revealed that the multi-lingual striker is learning a new language. "He speaks five languages already," noted Johnson.

"Now that's up to six - he learned bad language as well after listening to me bawling in my half-time team talk!"

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