Bristol City predicted XI v Nottingham Forest: Robins set for triple change as ex-Brighton man to come in for FA Cup clash

Bristol City travel to the City Ground on Wednesday

Bristol City will go in search of a place in the Emirates FA Cup fifth round when they travel to face Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.

In the initial match, the Robins held their Premier League counterparts to a 0-0 draw at Ashton Gate as Liam Manning’s side caused Forest plenty of problems.

City created several big opportunities that night but could not convert their chances into an all-important goal.

Since then, the Robins drew 2-2 away at Coventry City after another positive display, before they went down 1-0 losers to Championship high-flyers Leeds United last time out.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s outfit suffered a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal before they came from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Forest’s potential points deduction still looms over them as their search to stay in the topflight heats up, and a victory on Wednesday would provide some much-needed positivity around the club.

Forest, though, will be without Chris Wood and Callum Hudson-Odoi for the match, who have both picked up injuries of late.

City boss Manning will have some big decisions to make in terms of team news, with several Robins players unavailable through injury and suspension.

Cam Pring, Taylor Gardner-Hickman, Matty James and Mark Sykes will be unavailable for selection, as will new signings Scott Twine and Dire Mebude.

Haydon Roberts could come in on the left flank for the first time under Manning, while veteran midfielder Andy King could also start the match.

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