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City wait on injured pair

Eros Pisano and Nathan Baker remain doubts for Saturday’s Severnside derby battle with Cardiff City (12noon kick-off).

Pisano injured his hamstring during the 2-0 win at Fulham in midweek, while Baker suffered a recurrence of his knee injury days earlier at Sunderland.

Head coach Lee Johnson told BCTV: “We haven’t scanned Eros yet, we wanted to let it settle down.

“The scan will happen later [on Thursday] and we’ll have to see what it shows up. Eros says he felt something, but until we get the scan results back, we won’t know how bad it is. He’s obviously a doubt for Saturday.

“Bakes has been recovering well but we’ll have to assess it before the weekend. It may come too soon for him.”

Cauley Woodrow returns to the fray after being unable to face his parent club Fulham on Tuesday.

Nathan Baker remains a doubt for the Severnside derby

Tickets remain on general sale, with a crowd in excess of 20,500 guaranteed.

To secure your seat, call 0117 963 0600 and online. The match will also be pay on the day for home supporters only.

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HOSPITALITY UPGRADE

Upgrade to hospitality, with former City striker Tony Thorpe joining club legend Paul Cheesley at Ashton Gate on Saturday.

The package in the Heineken Lounge costs £99+VAT per person and includes the following:

- Paul Cheesley hosting
- Two-course buffet
- Arrival drink
- Half-time refreshments
- Matchday programme
- Padded seat
- Q&A with Tony Thorpe
- Entertainment

Future guests include: Clive Whitehead (Saturday, December 2nd v Middlesbrough) and Andrew Cole (Saturday, December 16th v Nottingham Forest).

If you wish to upgrade to hospitality, call 0117 963 0600 or email hospitality@ashtongate.co.uk.

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