Bristol City XI predicted to face Blackburn Rovers as Antoine Semenyo waits for first start

What we think Nigel Pearson might go with away at Ewood Park

Bristol City make their second trip to Lancashire in a week as they face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

CIty are on a seven game unbeaten run including five which have come in the Championship which has them placed in seventh place.

Optimism is growing around Ashton Gate with fans excited to see what the team has to put on offer.

A six goal thriller against Blackpool last week met some criticism for shipping goals but they bounced back with a clean sheet at home against Huddersfield Town.

Is there room for any changes or will Nigel Pearson stick with what is a winning formula?

Here is the BristolWorld predicted Bristol City XI to face Blackburn.

Goalkeeper: Daniel Bentley

Another start for Bentley who is well and truly the number one at the club given his captain’s status.

Centre-backs: Rob Atkinson, Kal Naismith and Zak Vyner.

Kal Naismith continues to grow in his role as the central centre-back, becoming more assured on the ball and a better feel for his teammates.

Alongside of him is Zak Vyner, one of the surprise names on the team sheet but he has battled his way through and is a regular starter.

Rob Atkinson - who netted against Cardiff City earlier this season - will play on the left and build up his minutes.

Wing-backs: Jay Dasilva and Mark Sykes

Mark Sykes is back and so he is likely to start again as a right-sided wing-back which he has impressed the manager in. Kane Wilson had been signed and expected to start there but so far the Republic of Ireland international is holding his own.

On the other side is the ever reliable Jay Dasilva who has played some cracking balls into the box recently.

Central midfield: Joe Williams, Alex Scott and Andi Weimann.

Matty James is back and adds defensive solidity to the midfield but Williams is slightly more energetic and should be available after coming on as a substitute.

Scott has to start and whether that’s at wing-back or in midfield, the youngster is able to cause problems, like he did last Saturday, getting an assist. He would be played slightly deeper to accommodate Andi Weiman in that role just behind the striker.

Weimann remains an influential figure and will support Conway and Wells whilst hoping to get back on the score sheet after a mini goal drought.

Strikers: Tommy Conway and Nahki Wells

It was Nahki Well’s turn this midweek to get on the score sheet out of the current partnership of himself and Tommy Conway.

The importance of five substitutions will come into effect here as Antoine Semenyo continues to gradually get his match fitness up.

Coming on for a half minute cameo has been preferred to giving him a full game for the Under-21’s, which is understandable.

City’s run of form shows Pearson is making the right decision and scoring goals hasn’t been a problem.

Semenyo is still only a few weeks back from recovering from his injury so expect him to start on the bench once more.

That also means Chris Martin, who risks being lost in the pile, would also have to settle for a cameo appearance.