Bristol City news: Ex-Robins pair linked with Cardiff and Rotherham jobs, Birmingham City problem arises

Bristol City could find themselves up against a former defender and coach after recent managerial speculation.

Bristol City aren’t in Championship action this week as the international break takes full effect.

Already some international matches have been played, including Scotland and Wales, who had differing fortunes in their games.

England are in action this evening as they face Italy in a crucial UEFA Nations League clash at the San Siro in Milan.

Despite the lack of league matches, there are still plenty of stories surrounding the Robins at the moment.

Here’s your latest Bristol City round-up

Morris wants Bluebirds job

Jody Morris reportedly wants to manage City’s Severnside rivals Cardiff City after the job came up.

Darren Witcoop, an assistant sports editor from Reach, says that Morris has expressed an interest in the role, along with former Reading manager Veljko Paunovic.

Morris earlier this week spoke of his desires to manage after an honest conversation with Frank Lampard.

"I’m not turning my nose up at going below Championship or anything, it’s just that it just needed to be maybe a little more suitable for me,” he said in an interview with the Daily Mirror.

"If I have an opportunity to work with another manager or another coach at another club, it’s certainly something I’d be open to.

“But right now I’m hoping I maybe get an opportunity from a management perspective.”

Morris finished his career with City after being signed by Derek McInnes. He played just four times before his contract was terminated in January 2013.

Dean Holden early favourite for Rotherham United

Holden found himself out of work after Michael O’Neill was relieved of his duties. He took charge of Stoke’s win over Blackburn but Alex Neil wanted to bring his own staff in.

The 43-year-old has now emerged as a potential contender for the recently vacant Rotherham United job. Paul Warne left on Thursday to join League One club Derby and now the Millers, who are ahead of the Robins on goal difference, are looking for a new boss.

The early betting odds has Holden at 8/1 which has him as sixth in line behind Gareth Ainsworth, Paul Hurst, Mark Bonner, Richard Wood and pantomime villain Neil Warnock.

Former City defender Liam Rosenior is also amongst the contenders after being relieved of his duties as interim manager of the Rams.

3000 sold for Sunday’s match

Over 3,000 tickets have been sold for Bristol City Women’s match with Southampton at Ashton Gate on Sunday.

Lauren Smith are top of the FA Women’s Championship after an unbeaten start and welcome the Saints at the changed venue of Ashton Gate.

Earlier this year, City broke the record for an attendance outside the Women’s Super League with over 5,500 people witnessing Liverpool winning the league title.

Strikes planned for Birmingham City

Bristol City earlier this week sold out their allocation of 1,900 tickets for their trip to Birmingham on Saturday, October 8. They will receive no more from the West Midlands club and pay-on-the-day is not available.

The Rail Union RMT has announced a national strike across the country as they continue their fight over ‘jobs, pay and working conditions’ as a result numerous train operating companies will effectively shut down the railway network.

It means that fans face a struggle to get to St Andrews and are likely to rely on either buses or cars to get to the match given the lack of train services running that day.

The club are offering coach travel which is available at £14 for season ticket holders and £19 for non season-ticket holders with it due to depart from Witnerstoke car park.