Bristol City predicted XI v Rotherham United as Robins set for key attacking switch

Liam Manning’s side host Rotherham on Saturday afternoon

Bristol City will go in search of victory in their final Championship home match of the season against already relegated Rotherham United.

The Robins go into the match off the back of an excellent display and result in their 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Norwich City, and Liam Manning will be hoping to continue his side’s momentum going into the summer.

With several contract situations not yet resolved, including Joe Willians’, Matty James’ and Tommy Conway’s, the final two games of the season could prove crucial in impacting the trio’s potential futures at the club.

Therefore, Manning will have some big team selection choices to make against the Millers.

Max O’Leary will remain in goal, with George Tanner, Rob Dickie and Haydon Roberts likely to make up the back three – with Zak Vyner unlikely to be ready for the match.

The midfield selection will be interesting. Both Williams and James are fighting for new deals as both of their contracts expire at the end of the season, so it will be fascinating to see if Manning opts to play them together or selects one to play alongside Jason Knight.

Out wide, Ross McCrorie should begin from the right, and Cam Pring from the left, though there is scope for Mark Sykes to occupy the wide right spot.

The two spots behind the frontman are both up for grabs, with two of Anis Mehmeti, Scott Twine, Harry Cornick or Sykes likely to begin.

Conway or Nahki Wells will lead the line, but Manning may be keen to give the former as much match time as possible to try and convince the forward to stay beyond the summer.

The manager revealed on Wednesday that the club have offered the Scot a new deal but nothing has been signed yet.

Here’s how I think City will line-up…

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