A look ahead to Town’s home game with the Robins
Huddersfield Town will host Derek McInnes’ Bristol City side on Saturday (3pm) as they look to bounce back on home soil following two successive away defeats.
The Terriers slipped to 9th in the npower Championship after the defeat at Millwall, but could climb back into the Play-Off places with a win.
Bristol City currently sit second from bottom, after collecting just two points from the last seven games.
Simeon Lucas and David Benton
Bristol City’s last five results
Hull (Championship) 2-1 (L)
Burney (Championship) 4-3 (L)
Bolton (Championship) 3-2 (L)
Leicester (Championship) 2-0 (L)
Millwall (Championship) 1-1 (D)
Town Team News
Jack Hunt will not feature in Saturday’s game as he is serving a two-game suspension following his red card at Millwall. James Vaughn remains a doubt after sitting out last weekend’s game with a thigh strain. Oscar Gobern is ruled out with an ankle problem and Paul Dixon suffered a knock on Monday but is fit to play.
Bristol City Team News
Derek McInnes’ men were hit by a bug last weekend, which resulted in two of his players being sick at half-time. They closed their facilities on Monday hoping to clear out the bug in time for the trip to Huddersfield. The Robins have brought in Matthew Briggs from Fulham on an emergency one-month loan deal because of long term absentees Greg Cunningham (ankle tendon) and George Elokobi (broken ankle). Midfielder Neil Kilkenny is doubtful after picking up a hamstring injury.
Bristol City Manager Derek McInnes
Derek McInnes was appointed Manager at Ashton Gate in October 2011 taking the reins from the departing Keith Millen, with City at the foot of the table.
McInnes made an immediate impact lifting the Robins from the drop-zone with a six game unbeaten streak. The fight for survival continued until the closing weeks and a run of eight games unbeaten ensured another campaign of Championship football.
The former Scottish International from Paisley previously managed St. Johnstone from 2007 where he aided them in their promotion to the Scottish Premier League in 2009.
The 41 year-old began his career at Greenock Morton in 1988 making 221 league appearances over seven seasons before moving to Rangers. He spent five years at Ibrox where he scored four goals in Rangers route to the 1996 Scottish Cup Final.
Bristol City Transfers 2012/13
Sam Baldock-West Ham- £1.1m
Greg Cunningham- Manchester City- Signed
Stephen McManus- Middlesborough- Loan deal
Tom Heaton- Cardiff- Free transfer
Steve Davis- Derby- Free transfer
Paul Anderson- Nottingham Forest- Free transfer
Mark Wilson- Celtic- Free transfer
Matthew Briggs- Fulham- Loan deal
Yannick Bolasie- Crystal Palace-Signed
Joe Edwards- Yeovil- Loan deal
Jamie McAllister-Yeovil- Free transfer
Jamal Campbell-Ryce- Notts County- Free transfer
David Clarkson- Bristol Rovers- Free transfer
Christian Ribeiro- Scunthorpe- Free transfer
Marlon Jackson- Hereford- Free transfer
Key Man - Sam Baldock
Sam Baldock arrived at Ashton Gate and penned a three year deal in the summer after struggling to hold down a regular place in the West Ham squad.
He has made an immediate impact for the Robins this season scoring five goals in his first 10 appearances.
Baldock climbed through the youth ranks at Wimbledon FC – who are now known as MK Dons. In 2008, he became a regular in the starting line-up under Roberto Di Matteo and went on to score 12 goals in 42 appearances.
Baldock’s efforts during that campaign earned him a place in the England U20 squad for the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup.
At the start of the 2011/12 campaign, Baldock left Stadium MK for West Ham United signing a four year contract. Despite scoring five goals in his first six starts, injuries and the arrival of Nicky Maynard and Ricardo Vaz Te reduced his first team chances.
Baldock made his debut for the Robins in their 4-2 win over Cardiff where he scored one goal and assisted another. Further goals against Blackburn and Peterborough took his tally to four goals in four games.
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