The Robins are on their travels for the first time this campaign after a 1-1 draw with Preston in the Championship and then a 5-1 win over Oxford United in the Carabao Cup.
Nigel Pearson didn’t have Alex Scott at his disposal in the first two games and won’t do now after he completed his £25m move to Bournemouth. Andi Weimann stepped up in Scott’s absence last week but was subbed off after 20 minutes and is a doubt for Saturday’s trip to London. Summer signing Jason Knight played in the ten on Wednesday and scored two goals, and is likely to play in that position whilst the Austrian is ruled out.
In the build-up to City’s match with Oxford, Tommy Conway revealed he had suffered a hamstring injury and would have to watch on from the sidelines. His official time of absence hasn’t been confirmed by Pearson or the club, but he is expected to be out for a couple of months at least. January signing Harry Cornick did start last week and scored against Oxford, and so at least there is one forward option to call upon, as well as Nahki Wells who has started both games.
The manner of City’s performance was impressive albeit against lower league opposition but some players may have played their way into a starting position. Free transfer signing Haydon Roberts was lauded for his display whilst Kal Naismith netted after coming off the bench, which means that there’s a battle for with West Ham linked Cameron Pring for the starting left-back role.
With all that in mind, here’s how we think Bristol City will line up against Millwall: