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Giefer replaces injured Fielding on final day

Posted: Sun 07 May 2017
Author: Mark Perrow
Fabian Giefer

Fabian Giefer

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One change for City against relegation-threatened Birmingham.

  • One change for City against Birmingham on final day
  • Giefer replaces injured Fielding in goal
  • Crowd in excess of 25,400 will be highest at home in the league since 1980
Lee Johnson makes only one enforced change to his side as City bid to sign off their impressive end of season form with a third successive victory against Birmingham City at Ashton Gate (12noon).

With safety already assured – unlike the visitors – Johnson sticks with the same team who have picked up 13 points from the last 15 on offer, with the exception of injured goalkeeper Frank Fielding.

German loanee Fabian Giefer takes his place, while youngsters Max O’Leary and Lloyd Kelly are on the bench.

Birmingham must win to guarantee their survival, but can only go down if Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest both win.

The sell-out crowd in excess of 25,400 will be City’s highest for a home league game for 37 years.

Bristol City: Giefer, Little, Flint, Wright, Bryan, Brownhill, K.Smith, Pack, Paterson, Abraham, Taylor. Subs: O'Leary, Kelly, Hegeler, Reid, O’Dowda, Tomlin, Djuric.

Birmingham: Kuszczak, Nsue, Morrison, Shotton, Grounds, Davis, Kieftenbeld, Gardner, Maghoma, Adams, Jutkiewicz. Subs: Legzdins, Bielik, Dacres-Cogley, Gleeson, Stewart, Frei, Donaldson.

Referee: Mr L Mason.