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Preview: Bristol City

6 March 2015

A look-ahead to Saturday's game against the League One leaders

Reds entertain League One leaders Bristol City on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy D'Urso

Assistants: Nigel Lugg & Matt Foley

Fourth Official: Graham Kane

For more information on Saturday's referee click here.

 

TEAM NEWS

Dean Leacock (groin), Lanre Oyebanjo (hamstring), Conor Henderson (ankle), Marvin Elliott (hamstring) and Josh Simpson (hamstring) are all out through injury for Reds.

Bristol City have no fresh injury worries but on-loan striker Matt Smith has returned to parent club Fulham this week. 


Reds have won three out of their last seven and lost just once at home since December 20. City have won five of their last seven in the League, the defeats coming at home to Sheffield United (1-3) and Colchester United (3-2).THE FORM GUIDE    


VIEW FROM THE BENCH

: "They are going extremely well and it would be a brave man who bet against them not finishing in the top two. It's going to take a top performance from us but there's no reason why we can't get a result. Our record against the top teams here is pretty decent."Dean Saunders


 "They have had a few good results recently and they have changed their formation a few times so we are going to have to be on our guard."Steve Cotterill (Bristol City boss):


DID YOU KNOW?

Saturday's referee Andy D'Urso also took charge of the first game between the clubs in 2012 when Reds beat City 1-0 in the FA Cup third round.

  

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the fifth meeting between the teams.

The first game in 2012 ended in a 1-0 win for Reds in the FA Cup third round thanks to a goal from Matt Tubbs. Last season City won 2-0 at Ashton Gate and it finished 1-1 here in the final game of the season. Back in December, Reds lost 1-0 at City in the league.

 

REST OF THE LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES

Barnsley v Walsall

Bradford City v Chesterfield

Coventry City v Port Vale

Crewe v Scunthorpe

Gillingham v Doncaster Rovers

MK Dons v Preston

Peterborough v Leyton Orient

Rochdale v Colchester

Sheffield United v Fleetwood

Swindon v Notts County

Yeovil v Oldham Athletic


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TICKET INFORMATION

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