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Bristol City
vs.
Peterborough

Ashton Gate

15/10/2011

3PM

Steve Wigley gets the task of getting City their first win since Leicester away many moons ago.

He gets the team ready to face Posh at Ashton Gate and nobody knows better than him that a victory would work wonders for the team and fans alike.

But Posh are no mugs, although they are a bit of a hit and miss team, they have beat the likes of Ipswich 7-1 and had good wins over Burnley and Portsmouth. But they have lost games to Doncaster, West Ham, Hull and Middlesbrough.

So the Posh are beatable, can Wigley find the way to do it?

Steve Wigley

"I`ve watched three dvds of them [Posh] in action. They`ve won when they perhaps didn`t play well, but how on earth they didn`t beat Doncaster in their last match is beyond me.

"What is obvious though is that they pass the ball really well and that they look very confident in the way they play. It will definitely be a tough game for us.

"But it`s not about what Peterborough do, it`s about what we do. We need to get on the front foot from the start and stay there.

"We`re all smarting from our last result and the fact that it cost a good man his job.

"Everyone at the club would have loved to have had another game sooner, but Peterborough are here tomorrow and we need to deliver a positive, passionate performance to give our fans something to cheer about.'

Bristol City Team News:

Defenders Ryan McGivern (hamstring) and James Wilson are doubts for the fixture and will be assessed on Friday, while veteran centre-back Louis Carey is unlikely to play any part because of a knee problem.

Long-term casualty Liam Fontaine is on his way back to full fitness and is now taking part in training, but the defender is still a week away from a complete recovery from his ankle injury.

Jamie McAllister remains sidelined, also with an ankle complaint, and is still three weeks from a comeback.

Player to watch: Nicky Maynard

Overdue a goal or two

Peterborough Team News:

Lee Tomlin could make a surprise return to the Peterborough.

Tomlin was expected to be absent until the end of the month after damaging ankle ligaments in the 1-0 defeat at West Ham on September 24 but the 22 year-old forward has trained this week.

Ferguson also expects to have centre-back Gaby Zakuani (toe) and midfielder Grant McCann (groin) available.

Player to watch: Grant McCann

Creative midfielder who is a free kick specialist.

Match Facts & Stats

Bristol City boast a 50% winning record in league matches with Peterborough, prevailing in 16 of 32. Posh have won 11, with five drawn.

City are unbeaten in 12 league and cup meetings with Peterborough (W10, D2).

Peterborough have claimed just two points out of 27 against the Robins, since a 4-1 victory in September 2001 in the third tier. Their last maximum at Ashton Gate was in February 1996.
(bbc)

Ref Watch:

David Coote Nottingham

Games 10
Yellow Cards 35
Red Cards 3

Match Prediction:

Maybe a new era? 2-1 Robins.

Next Fixtures:

Championship Tu 18Oct 2011 C Palace v Bristol C

Championship Su 23Oct 2011 Bristol C v Birmingham

Championship Sa 29Oct 2011 Barnsley v Bristol C


Writer:Andy999
Date:Friday October 14 2011
Time: 8:33PM

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