Bristol C v Sheff Weds preview
Bristol City have no fresh injury worries as they prepare for
their huge Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Ashton
Gate on Monday.
The Robins are yet to taste defeat on home soil since head coach
Sean O’Driscoll took charge but their failure to secure a victory
on the road has left them six points adrift of safety with seven
The likes of Albert Adomah and Liam Kelly are pushing for
recalls while Paul Anderson came through 90 minutes following his
return to the starting line-up after injury.
But O’Driscoll is limited when it comes to attacking options
with striker Ryan Taylor (shoulder) back in training but not yet
available, and fellow forward Jon Stead (groin) still
City’s latest defeat on their travels, a 3-0 loss at Derby on
Friday, means a reverse to the Owls would leave the Robins staring
at a return to League One after six seasons on football’s second
Sheffield Wednesday, meanwhile, will be without suspended
defender Lewis Buxton for the game.
Buxton was sent off in Saturday’s derby win over Barnsley for a
second yellow card offence and will sit out a one-game ban, so
Martin Taylor will come into contention for a recall.
Seyi Olofinjana and fellow midfielder Stuart Holden made their
debuts after joining on loan last week from Hull and Bolton
respectively, and manager Dave Jones must decide if both are
capable of playing two games in four days.
Giles Coke, fit again after a foot injury, replaced Holden in
the second half on Saturday, while Rhys McCabe, Kieran Lee, and
David Prutton provide Jones with extra options in midfield.
Jermaine Johnson is in contention to start. He returned to the
bench following international duty with Jamaica, but fellow winger
Michail Antonio (groin) is out for the rest of the season.