Bristol City predicted XI v Nottingham Forest: Robins to make double change as Burnley and ex-Everton man unavailable for FA Cup clash

The Robins host Nuno Espirito Santo's side at Ashton Gate on Friday

Bristol City will be looking to continue their FA Cup journey when they take on Premier League side Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate on Friday night.

The Robins knocked West Ham out of the competition after a replay in the third round and will be confident that they can complete another upset under the lights at BS3 against another topflight side.

Despite their high-class cup displays, City have had trouble transferring that form into the Championship, and come into the match on a four-match winless run in the second tier.

Their potency up front has dropped off in recent weeks, and they will need their attacking players to fire against Forest, who are enjoying a free-scoring run at the moment.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side have averaged 2.5 goals per game in their last six matches in all competitions and will fancy their chances of notching a couple against Liam Manning's outfit.

It is defensively where Forest's problems have arisen. Despite their impressive attacking output, they have also averaged two goals conceded per game over their last six, which will provide more belief for City and frontman Tommy Conway.

The Robins, though, will be without key midfielder Joe Williams who is suspended for the match, as well as new addition Scott Twine who is cup-tied after representing Hull City in the competition earlier this season. It means Manning will be forced into several changes for the tie.

The Robins are winless in the last three meetings against Forest and will be hoping to put an end to that trend on Friday night.

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