Changes prompt uncertainty in Bristol City’s battle near the bottom

Latest news emerges regarding Bristol City’s league rivals
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The World Cup break has sprung up some surprises around the Championship. Bristol City’s fellow second tier club Wigan Athletic have appointed Kolo Toure as their new boss.

Leam Richardson was sacked by the Latics after their poor run of form and they have now handed the former Arsenal and Manchester City man his first managerial role in the game. They occupy the final relegation place in the table at the moment and are only a point behind the Robins.

Bristol City will be hoping Wigan don’t have a new manager bounce when they return to league action in December as it could drag them further into trouble. Nigel Pearson’s side are winless in their last five outings which has seen them drop to 18th place.

QPR are also in the hunt for a manager after Michael Beale’s departure to Rangers. The R’s have been rocked by the former Liverpool and Aston Villa coach’s exit and have a big decision to make on who to pick as his replacement. They have the Robins on the final day of this campaign so that could prove to be a signficant fixture come May.

Former Rangers first-team coach Michael Beale watches on from the stands at Ibrox (Image: SNS Group)Former Rangers first-team coach Michael Beale watches on from the stands at Ibrox (Image: SNS Group)
Former Rangers first-team coach Michael Beale watches on from the stands at Ibrox (Image: SNS Group)

Huddersfield Town, West Brom, Cardiff City and Hull City, all teams who are in and around Bristol City right now in the division, have changed bosses so far this term as well. Hull brought in Liam Rosenior, who played at Ashton Gate during his playing days, just before the break and he has taken his Tigers squad to Turkey for training.

Pearson’s side have a tricky trip to Rotherham United next up on 10th December and would leapfrog the Millers with a win in South Yorkshire. The January transfer window is on the horizon now and that will give them the opportunity to bolster their ranks ahead of the second-half of the season.