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MATCH PREVIEW: BRISTOL CITY (A)

3 January 2019

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Huddersfield Town’s Emirates FA Cup campaign gets underway this weekend with a trip to Ashton Gate to face Lee Johnson’s Bristol City side on Saturday 5 January 2019; 5.30pm kick-off.

The Robins currently sit 11th in the Sky Bet Championship table, just five points off the Play-Off places.

The hosts come into the game following an impressive 2-0 away victory over Stoke City with Famara Diédhiou and Callum O’Dowda grabbing the goals.

Johnson (below) has been in charge of Bristol City since 2016 following spells in charge of both Oldham Athletic and Barnsley.

The former Robins midfielder led the Club to the Semi-Finals of the EFL Cup last season including a 2-1 home win over Manchester United.

Town’s last meeting against the Robins was a 4-0 away defeat on 17 March 2017, with the Club’s last victory over the Robins coming months earlier as goals from Elias Kachunga and Nahki Wells secured a 2-1 win on 10 December 2016.

This game will be the third meeting between the two sides in the Emirates FA Cup. The first came in 1920 as Town beat Bristol City 2-1 away from home. The second was in 2001 as the Terriers lost 2-0 at home.

BRISTOL CITY LINE-UP AGAINST STOKE CITY (4-1-4-1)

GK: Niki Mäenpää

LB: Lloyd Kelly
CB: Adam Webster
CB: Tomáš Kalas
RB: Jack Hunt

CDM: Marlon Pack (c)

LM: Callum O’Dowda
CM: Jamie Paterson
CM: Josh Brownhill
RM: Andreas Weimann

ST: Famara Diédhiou

KEY PLAYERS

Famara Diédhiou

Famara Diédhiou had spent his entire career playing in France before he joined Bristol City in 2017 on a four-year deal. The 26-year-old found the net on 13 occasions in his first season and the striker has grabbed a further seven goals during the current campaign. Diédhiou is a Senegalese international and his only goal for his country came in a 2-0 win over Namibia in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match.

Andreas Weimann

Andreas Weimann began his career with Aston Villa and the Austrian made 129 appearances for the Club before departing for Derby County in 2015. Weimann scored nine goals in 89 games for the Rams before signing for Bristol City in the summer of 2018. The 27-year-old made his international debut in 2012 and the attacker has currently made 14 appearances for Austria.

Callum O’Dowda

Callum O’Dowda is a product of the Oxford United Youth Academy and the winger helped the U’s to the final of the Football League Trophy as well as promotion to League 1 during the 2015/16 season. Two months after the Club’s promotion O’Dowda departed the Kassam Stadium to join Bristol City on a three-year deal. The 23-year-old has made 15 appearances for the Republic of Ireland after making his international debut in a 2-1 defeat to Belarus on 31 May 2016.

TEAM NEWS – Bristol City

Defender Adam Webster and midfielder Marlon Pack clashed heads just minutes into the game against Stoke City with both requiring treatment, however, the duo were able to continue following assessment and are expected to feature this weekend against Town.

Both Korey Smith (knee) and Nathan Baker (calf), however, are doubts with injury.

TEAM NEWS – Town

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner will provide the latest update on his team during Friday’s Press Conference at PPG Canalside.

TICKETS

Tickets remain on general sale for the match at Ashton Gate; CLICK HERE for full information.

Please note supporters can travel to the game on the Club’s official coaches for just £5!

KIT

Town will be wearing the yellow and navy alternative kit for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup game at Ashton Gate. CLICK HERE to buy a shirt!

#HTTV

If you can’t make it to the game, why not listen to full commentary provided by BBC Radio Leeds via #HTTV? Click here to find out more.


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