Blues v Bristol City preview1
November 5, 2012 by Made In Brum
Blues’ home form of late has been nothing short of awful. Three defeats in four at St. Andrews, with only one goal scored. The complete opposite to the home form of last season.
After a defeat to Ipswich on Saturday, Blues at least, have the chance to rectify it when they entertain Bristol City. Lee Clark said that the players thought they could ‘just turn up and get the result’ against Ipswich. I’m sorry, but it is the job of the manager to ensure his players are well drilled and fully respect the opposition.
We cannot disrespect Bristol City.
Blues welcome back Jonathan Spector from injury, while Leroy Lita and Nathan Redmond struggle to shake off knocks. Papa Bouba Diop may start as Clark has promised changes to the team. Marlon King, Blues’ best player in recent weeks, may be joined up front by Nikola Zigic, as the giant Serb impressed and livened Blues up after his introduction on Saturday, despite missing two glorious chances.
Bristol City went down 1-0 at Huddersfield at the weekend and find themselves lumbered second from bottom. Their manager, Derek McInnes, has the pressure piled on him now and will be desperate for a win. Their fans have remained patient with the former West Brom midfielder but they must improve soon.
Speaking of improving, Blues at home, must. Tomorrow, they have to take the game to Bristol City from the off, not from one goal down.
Bristol City tend to play better away, so it is far from an easy game