And goalkeeper Gerken has been surprised City have no received more plaudits for their performances.
He told the Bristol Evening Post: "We've already beaten Middlesbrough, who were in the Premier League last season, an got draws at Newcastle, Preston and Coventry, but no-one outside of Bristol seems to notice.
"Nobody expected us to get anything at Newcastle and a lot of fans and people in the media were surprised when we did. But it came as no surprise at all to us.
"It's been a good start to the season and it's a bit disappointing when people dismiss us."