Bristol City predicted XI vs Sheff Utd: Four changes as key man back from ban - gallery

Bristol City face Sheffield United in their second away game in four days - here's how the Robins may line up in Yorkshire.

Bristol City travel to Bramall Lane as they hope to put behind them their weekend disappointment against Watford at Vicarage Road. The Robins suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Hornets, despite having some opportunities to get back on level terms.

Watford saw the return of Alex Scott, who made his first club appearance in almost a month after recovering from a knee ligament injury whilst on international duty. The 19-year-old came on as a substitute, and that was always going to be part of the plan as Pearson eases him back in. A fully fit Scott would be one of the first names on the team sheet, but Nigel Pearson is keen for him not to get injured again, and that's a good cautious approach to have.

This could be an experienced bench against the Blades, because on Monday afternoon we saw Omar Taylor-Clarke, Harry Leeson, Callum Wood and Marlee Francois play for the Under-21's. They can't be expected to potentially feature in two games in two days, and that could mean a recall for Kane Wilson, who hasn't been in the match-day squad for the last two matches. Wilson joined last summer but is still yet to start a Championship game for City, and that isn't expected to change tonight because George Tanner is a firm choice at that position.

For the first time in four matches, Mark Sykes is available for selection after serving a ban. Will the Republic of Ireland international start straight away or will he be eased back in?

Here’s what we think Pearson might pick as his starting XI on Tuesday night

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