says Bristol City must reproduce their away form at Ashton Gate if they are to pull clear of relegation trouble in the npower Championship. Of the 18 points the Robins have accrued so far this season, 10 of them have come on the road at Peterborough, Watford, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday.
Bristol City boss Derek Mcinnes insists it is vital his players find the mental strength to deal with the pressure of playing at home if they are to move clear of relegation trouble. Although the Robins have undergone a revival in fortunes in recent weeks, winning tough games at promotion-chasing Middlesbrough and fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, their home form remains a major cause of concern.
Neil Danns will continue to aid Bristol City's fight for Championship survival into the New Year. Recruited from Leicester City for one month initially, the midfielder was due to return to the King Power Stadium following last Saturday's 3-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Aston Villa remain the only Premier League club to come out in support of a fans’ group campaign for reintroducing standing at football grounds. The Football Supporters’ Federation are leading calls for a small-scale trial of the scheme and have the backing of 12 other clubs outside the top flight - Brentford, Bristol City, Burnley, Cardiff City, Crystal Palace, Derby County, Doncaster Rovers, Hull City, Peterborough United, Watford, AFC Wimbledon - as well as the SPL.