Bristol City - Gary's Dilemma
UK time is: 04:57:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gary's Dilemma

After several weeks of fielding unchanged line ups, City boss Gary Johnson has important selection decisions to make ahead of Saturday's trip to Barnsley.
Bradley Orr is definitely out of the side as his booking in last Saturday's match against Swansea was his fifth of the season, incurring a one match suspension.
In addition David Noble, who limped out of the Swansea match after half an hour, is still recovering from his ankle injury. Midfielder Noble has undergone acupuncture treatment but his fitness for Saturday remains in doubt.
To add to Gary's problems, Liam Fontaine received a dead leg in yesterday's 1-1 reserve draw with Plymouth Argyle and is another doubt for Saturday's trip. Fontaine could well have come into the side at centre back, allowing Louis Carey to replace Bradley Orr at right back. However, the manager may well be reluctant to split up the central defensive duo of Carey and Matt Heywood who have impressed during City's recent improved run of form.
Cole Skuse , in excellent form during his substitute appearance against Swansea, looks set to start, possibly, therefore, at right back, a position in which he has no first team experience. This would possibly herald a recall for ex-Everton trainee Scott Brown in the centre of midfield.

Up front, the manager has to decide on a partner for captain Steve Brooker. Bas Savage had a reasonable game against Swansea and certainly gives 100%, but does not look particularly likely to score. The experienced Marcus Stewart and speedy new loan signing Calvin Andrew wait in the wings, but I expect they will have to settle for a seat on the Oakwell bench this Saturday.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 2 2006

Time: 8:46AM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Bristol City Articles

Robinson Angered At Half Time (Sunday October 4 2015)

Stats: Bristol City v MK Dons (Saturday October 3 2015)

City vs MK Dons: Team Sheet (Saturday October 3 2015)

Six Pointer Already, MK Dons Preview (Friday October 2 2015)

Looking Back: Three Years Ago (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Darren Bond In Charge Of City vs MK Dons (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Gayle In Talks Will Palace over Extension (Tuesday September 29 2015)

Archived Bristol City Articles

List All Vital Bristol City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. luigi BCFC 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Huddersfield 10 2 4 4 -4 10
19. MK Dons 10 2 2 6 -5 8
20. Brentford 10 2 2 6 -7 8
21. Rotherham 10 2 2 6 -7 8
22. Bolton 10 1 5 4 -7 8
23. Preston 10 1 4 5 -6 7
24. Bristol City 10 1 4 5 -8 7

Breaking League News

The Addicks deserved a Slice of Cottage Pie
Charlton : 04/10/2015 21:13:01
Reading beat Middlesbrough in top of the table clash
Reading : 04/10/2015 21:08:01
Vital Report - Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Preston
Preston : 04/10/2015 19:55:00
RUFC - Three Down But Plenty To Go?
Rotherham : 04/10/2015 19:49:01
Rotherham : 04/10/2015 19:15:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

City vs MK Dons
Suggested By:  
City win 34%
Draw 33%
MK Dons win 33%