Bristol City predicted XI v Swansea: Robins set for attacking formation switch as mystery man could return

The Robins host Luke Williams' side on Sunday afternoon

Bristol City will look to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat when they host Championship rivals Swansea City on Sunday.

The Robins go into the match following a 3-2 defeat to Premier League hopefuls Ipswich Town, in a game where Liam Manning's side performed admirably until the latter stages.

However, the result made it four losses in a row since mid-February, with defeats to Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff City before the five-goal thriller at Portman Road.

Manning will be hoping that his side can build on their display against Ipswich, and hinted that his side could be boosted by the return of a key player for the match - but wouldn't reveal who.

The mystery figure is expected to be either Matty James or George Tanner, as Manning also said that Scott Twine hasn't trained much this week while Kal Naismith has been out of training in the build-up to the match.

Top scorer this season, Tommy Conway, was back amongst the goals with a brilliant header in midweek and will be eager to make his mark against the Swans.

Swansea, though, will pose as a tough opponent. Williams' side have won two of their last three matches, against Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers, and are unbeaten in their last three away from home.

Jerry Yates and Jamie Paterson lead the Swans' goal tally this term with eight and seven goals respectively, and the hosts will need to be wary of the attacking pair's qualities.

The last time the two sides met, the Robins ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Mark Sykes and Sam Bell at the start of September, and they will be hoping to do the double over their rivals.

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