Bristol City will look to end their five match winless run this evening with a positive result to help move them back up the league table and away from the relegation zone.
Nigel Pearson’s side face Preston North End at Ashton Gate and currently sit 18th in the EFL Championship table having lost four of their last five fixtures. It has now been over a month since their last win, the 3-2 victory over Blackburn Rovers on September 3, but a positive result could see them climb right back up the table depending on results elsewhere.
Their opponents head into the fixture on the back of a three game unbeaten run and back-to-back victories over West Brom and Norwich City.
There’s a full card of EFL Championship fixtures taking place this midweek and here are some of the headlines ahead of the first matches kicking off on Tuesday, October 11:
Preston North End without two key names for Bristol City clash
Bristol Live are reporting that Preston will travel to Ashton Gate without two of their key players. Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker Troy Parrot, who is on loan at the Lilywhites, suffered a hamstring injury in their win over Norwich City and will miss out through injury.
Meanwhile, defender Jordan Storey is suspended. Parrott scored his first Championship goal of the season in Preston’s win over Norwich.
West Brom turn attention to Wigan boss Leam Richardson
Football Insider have reported that Wigan Athletic boss Leam Richardson is in the frame for the West Brom manager’s job. The Baggies sacked Steve Bruce earlier this week after a poor start to the season and 42-year old Richardson has emerged as one of the leading candidates for the vacancy. The former Accrington Stanley boss has been in charge of the Latics since 2020 and led them to promotion last season.
Chelsea loan player could impact Sander Berge’s Sheffield United future
An article from the Sheffield Star, which references a separate report from Italian media, claims that Sheffield United’s chances of keeping hold of star midfielder Sander Berge could hinge on the future of a forgotten Chelsea man.
Tiémoué Bakayoko is in the second season of a two year loan to AC Milan from the Blues and it is believed that technical director Paolo Maldini is confident of moving the player on in January, despite having the option to make his loan permanent, in order to free up space to bring in Berge.