Bristol City find out rearranged date for Preston North End clash after passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Bristol City’s October schedule has just got busier after the Preston North End match was rearranged.

Bristol City’s postponed match with Preston North End that was postponed in September has been rearranged for mid-October.

The Robins will host the Lilywhites at Ashton Gate on Wednesday, October 12, with the regular midweek kick-off time of 19.45 GMT.

City were due to play Ryan Lowe’s men on Saturday, September 10, but an eleventh hour decision to postpone all EFL matches because of the passing of Queen Elizabeth meant the match had to be played at a later date.

Nigel Pearson’s men will now have a busy month in store ahead of them when they return to Championship action on Saturday, October 1 against Queens Park Rangers following the completition of the latest international break. In total they will play eight fixtures across a 31-day period with five of them being at home.

After playing QPR they play Coventry in midweek, before travelling to Birmingham City amid national rail strikes. After their trip to the Midlands, they host Preston on the newly-announced date before welcoming Millwall on the weekend. A further trip to the middle of England to face West Bromwich Albion takes place, before travelling to Reading a week later. October’s action then is rounded off with a home match against Swansea City, which will be played at the earlier kick-off time of 12:00 GMT following a request from Avon & Somerset Police.

Bristol City October fixtures

Saturday, October 1 - Queens Park Rangers (H)

Tuesday, October 4 - Coventry City (H)

Saturday, October 8 - Birmingham City (A)

Wednesday, October 12 - Preston North End (H)

Saturday, October 15 - Millwall (H)

Tuesday, October 18 - West Bromwich Albion (A)

Saturday, October 22 - Reading (A)

Saturday, October 29 - Swansea City (H)

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