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Injured Fielding Replaced By O'Donnell

Lee Johnson makes four changes to his side as City host high-flying Brighton & Hove Albion in front of the Sky cameras at Ashton Gate this evening (5.30pm).

Frank Fielding has been unable to recover from the groin injury he picked up in the latter stages of the 2-2 draw at Barnsley last time out.

The goalkeeper is replaced by Richard O’Donnell, who makes his first league start for two months.

Elsewhere, Mark Little is recalled at right-back, while Joe Bryan and Jamie Paterson also come into the starting line-up as Adam Matthews, Bobby Reid and Aaron Wilbraham drop out.

Former City skipper Sam Baldock is included in Brighton’s starting XI having scored on his first return to BS3 in February.

Bristol City: O’Donnell, Little, Flint, Magnusson, Golbourne, O’Neil, K.Smith, Paterson, Tomlin, Bryan, Abraham. Subs: Lucic, Moore, Pack, Reid, O’Dowda, Engvall, Wilbraham.

Brighton: Stockdale, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Murphy, Stephens, Sidwell, Skalak, Baldock, Murray. Subs: Maenpaa, Goldson, Pocognoli, Norwood, March, Manu, Hemed.

Referee: Mr D Bond.