Former Norwich City striker Aaron Wilbraham scores twice for Bristol City

Aaron Wilbraham of Bristol City. Picture by Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Aaron Wilbraham of Bristol City. Picture by Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Former Norwich striker Aaron Wilbraham netted two early goals to lift Bristol City off the bottom of the Championship table with a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate.

Aaron Wilbraham scores one of his two goals for Norwich against Leicester in 2011. (Pic by Paul Ches

Aaron Wilbraham scores one of his two goals for Norwich against Leicester in 2011. (Pic by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images) - Credit: Focus Images

Former Norwich striker Aaron Wilbraham netted two early goals to lift Bristol City off the bottom of the Championship table with a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate.

And but for an outstanding second-half display from Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries, the hosts would have marked their first home win of the season with a more emphatic scoreline.

City poured forward from the start and took a fourth-minute lead when new loan signing from the Canaries Elliott Bennett saw his right-wing cross flicked on by Jonathan Kodjia for Wilbraham to sidefoot home at the far post with the aid of a deflection.

The 35-year-old frontman was celebrating again seven minutes later after rising powerfully to head home a Derrick Williams cross from the left.

Wilbraham had been preferred to another new loan recruit, Simon Cox, up front and it proved an inspired decision by boss Steve Cotterill, in charge of City for the 100th time.

The Robins continued to dominate and Wilbraham went close to a hat-trick when volleying over on 65 minutes.

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De Vries kept the visitors in the game with outstanding saves from Kodjia, Luke Ayling and Wilbraham twice as City looked to press home their advantage.

The striker played for the Canaries in the 2011-12 season scoring twice in 23 appearances.