Bristol City predicted XI vs Hull City: Sickness bug gives Liam Manning selection headache for Championship clash - gallery

The Robins host Hull on Friday

Bristol City will be aiming to record back-to-back home wins in the EFL Championship when they host play-off hopefuls Hull City on Friday night.

The Robins edged past Sunderland 1-0 at Ashton Gate on Saturday thanks to Tommy Conway's first half penalty, which ended their four game winless run.

Max O'Leary and Rob Dickie both had inspired performances against Mike Dodds' side, and they will need continue that form if the Robins are to earn a positive result against Hull.

Nahki Wells was back in the squad for their win against the Black Cats but wasn't needed off the bench, and could start against Liam Rosenior's side.

Kal Naismith, Andy King and Haydon Roberts remain sidelined for the clash, and City will also be without two unknown members of the squad who are currently nursing an illness.

Manning's side will face a tough test against Hull, who go into the match on the back of consecutive wins against Middlesbrough and Cardiff City.

Rosenior's side currently sit in 6th place in the table, seven points and eight positions above the Robins.

The Tigers will bring a fast paced approach to the game and have several players who could cause the Robins problems. Jaden Philogene, Liam Delap, Ozan Tufan and Aaron Connolly have all netted six goals already this term, while Scott Twine and Tyler Morton have also provided several goal contributions.

Last season, this fixture ended in a narrow 1-0 win for the hosts after Wells' second half penalty.

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