Bristol City line-up vs Birmingham confirmed: Liam Manning makes key change after Watford rout

The Robins travel to St Andrews in the Championship
Cam Pring starts against Birmingham CityCam Pring starts against Birmingham City
Cam Pring starts against Birmingham City

Liam Manning has made one change to the Bristol City side that cruised past Watford as Nahki Wells comes into the starting side and Tommy Conway drops down to the bench to face Birmingham City.

The Bermudan striker faced an 11-match spell out with an ankle injury but has come off the bench in both of the Robins' last two matches and starts at St Andrew's.

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Max O'Leary retains his spot in the Robins goal to continue his record of playing every minute so far this season.

With Kal Naismith and Rob Atkinson still absent, the back four is unchanged for the fifth consecutive match.

George Tanner begins at right-back, while Zak Vyner and Rob Dickie start at the heart of the defence. Cam Pring starts at left-back and will be eager to add to his maiden goal of the season against the Hornets on Tuesday.

Joe Williams' man of the match display at Vicarage Road sees him retain his spot in the middle alongside Taylor Gardner-Hickman, with Jason Knight in front of the pair.

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Mark Sykes attacks from the right flank with Anis Mehmeti on the left, while Wells leads the line.

Bristol City: Max O'Leary, George Tanner, Zak Vyner, Rob Dickie, Cam Pring, Joe Williams, Taylor Gardner-Hickman, Mark Sykes, Jason Knight, Anis Mehmeti, Nahki Wells.

Substitutes: Stefan Bajic, Jamie Knight-Lebel, Matty James, Harry Cornick, Andi Weimann, Sam Bell, Tommy Conway, Ephraim Yeboah, Raekwon Nelson.

Birmingham City: John Ruddy, Dion Sanderson, Juninho Bacuna, Cody Drameh, Siriki Dembele, Jordan James, Emmanuel Longelo, Jay Stansfield, Ivan Sunjic, Emanuel Aiwa, Romelle Donovan.

Substitutes: Neil Etheridge, Marcel Oakley, Kevin Long, Gary Gardner, Tyler Roberts, Keshi Anderson, Kobi Miyoshi, Oliver Burke, Lukas Jutkiewicz.

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