Bristol City v Hull preview

Date published: Friday 26th October 2012 11:27

The long-serving centre-back, who will miss City’s next few games, was replaced by Louis Carey with 35 minutes to go of the thrilling encounter at Ashton Gate.

Stephen Pearson was a last-minute withdrawal from the squad on Tuesday and McInnes is hopeful he will return to training in time to prove his fitness for this game.

Neil Kilkenny and Marvin Elliott remain on the sidelines although defender Greg Cunningham could be available for selection in late November after making a quicker recovery than expected from his ankle ligament injury.

Hull strikers Jay Simpson and Sone Aluko are expected to return to the starting line-up.

The pair made way for German forward Nick Proschwitz and Aaron Mclean in the midweek defeat at Middlesbrough, but manager Steve Bruce may be tempted to revert back after his side lacked a cutting edge.

Defender Joe Dudgeon is still struggling with the knee injury that has kept him out for the last four matches, but Abdoulaye Faye, James Chester – back from a hamstring injury – Paul McShane and Alex Bruce are all in contention for a place in the starting line-up.

Bruce must decide whether to stick with Andy Dawson and Liam Rosenior in defence but he has no new injury or suspension problems.

Midfielder Robert Koren remains sidelined as the Tigers chase their sixth win in their last 10 league matches.

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Bristol City v Hull preview

Date published: Friday 23rd September 2011 9:46

Bristol City manager Keith Millen has hinted at a change of tact, both in personnel and shape, for the match against Hull.

Millen has been concerned at the soft goals his team have been conceding of late, and is contemplating recalling captain Louis Carey – who has yet to start a first-team fixture this term.

With Jamie McAllister (ankle) still sidelined – and likely to remain so for several weeks to come – and Liam Fontaine (ankle) not expected back in training until October, Millen said he could tinker with his back four.

“You are paid to defend and you defend your penalty area and your goal with your life and we are not doing that,” he told the Bristol Evening Post.

“I don’t have a load of options, but I’ll have to look at the defence.”

Meanwhile, City have allowed third-choice keeper Lewis Carey to join Gloucester City on a one-month loan deal.

Hull are expected to be unchanged at Ashton Gate as they chase a fourth straight league win.

Manager Nigel Pearson has no new injury or suspension problems and is unlikely to alter a winning line-up following three successive 1-0 victories.

Skipper Andy Dawson will be out for up to six weeks after recently sustaining a knee injury in training, so Joe Dudgeon will retain his place in the back four.

Fellow defender Paul McShane has returned to full training as he targets a first appearance of the season.

The Republic of Ireland international, sidelined with a calf injury sustained during a pre-season friendly with Liverpool, is hoping for a run out with the reserves next week.

Winger Martin Pusic has also returned to full training following a hamstring injury but is still several weeks away from his first league appearance.

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Bristol City v Hull preview

Date published: Friday 6th May 2011 7:40

Joe Edwards could make his debut for the Robins when Hull visit Ashton Gate.

Boss Keith Millen’s defensive options are stretched to the limit heading into the final game of the season.

Millen has already promoted young James Wilson to the starting line-up in response to injuries to Liam Fontaine, Steven Caulker, Christian Ribeiro and Damion Stewart.

With on-loan Jordan Spence having now been recalled by parent club West Ham, academy product Edwards looks set to get his chance instead of the out-of-favour Nicky Hunt.

Although defender Louis Carey made his long-awaited comeback from injury over Easter, the club captain has yet to fully recover from the effects of a fractured skull and is unlikely to be risked against the Tigers.

Striker Nicky Maynard is still suspended following his red card at Sheffield United, but David James, Martin Woolford, Lee Johnson and David Clarkson are available for recalls.

Hull winger Richard Garcia has been ruled out of his side’s last game of the season.

The Australia international was forced off in the Tigers’ final home game against Crystal Palace last week after sustaining a knee injury and joins defender Corry Evans, player-coach Nick Barmby as well as goalkeeper Vito Mannone on the sidelines.

Evans, on loan from Manchester United, missed out last week with a hamstring strain and is not ready, Barmby is still struggling with a calf problem that has ruled him out of the last seven games and Mannone, on loan from Arsenal, remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.

Liam Rosenior will play no part as he has medial knee ligament damage, but fellow defender Paul McShane is available after returning from his loan spell at Barnsley and serving a ban.

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