Bristol City v Nottingham Forest

29 Sep

Lee Tomlin

Lee Tomlin has scored one league goal so far this season for Bristol City

BBC coverage

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Bristol City will be without suspended playmaker Lee Tomlin for the visit of Nottingham Forest, after he collected his fifth booking of the season.

Defender Mark Little (hamstring) is a doubt for the hosts, with Taylor Moore and Adam Matthews both in contention.

Nottingham Forest defenders Damien Perquis and Michael Mancienne are both doubts, but Matt Mills and Thomas Lam are fit and pushing to start.

Midfielder Henri Lansbury is available after serving a one-game suspension.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

“Mark Little is definitely a doubt – he pulled up and felt his hamstring and then went off. It seems a lot better than he first felt, which is good.

“Our challenge is, can we make sure do our very best to dominate a good Nottingham Forest side?

“There are a lot of names (in Forest’s side) and there aren’t a lot of names in here. But we’re hoping we’ve got the names of the future – we’ve got to go and show that.”

Match facts

  • Bristol City have won three consecutive league matches against Forest after a run of just one win in the previous 23.
  • Nottingham Forest have failed to score in each of their last three league visits to Ashton Gate (D1 L2).
  • Tammy Abraham has converted 39% of his shots (excluding blocks) this season in the Championship, finding the net on seven occasions.
  • Nicklas Bendtner scored his first goal in English football since New Year’s Day 2014, by finding the net against Fulham.
  • The Robins could record three successive Championship wins for the first time since February with victory.
  • Forest have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 14 Championship games.


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