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James Crawley


Posted Saturday, January 5th 2019

Morrell and Wright make first season starts

Club captain Bailey Wright is set to make his first start of the 2018/19 campaign in the Emirates FA Cup against Huddersfield Town.

He is one of four changes to Lee Johnson's starting XI, from the side kicked off against Stoke on New Year's Day, with Joe Morrell also handed his first start since October 2013 and his second appearance of the season.

Jay Dasilva and Niclas Eliasson are also restored, ahead of Lloyd Kelly, Tomas Kalas, Marlon Pack and Andreas Weimann, respectively.

Young Sam Pearson has been called up from the Under-18s squad and is named among today's substitutes.

City v Huddersfield Town kicks-off at 5.30pm at Ashton Gate.

City: Mäenpää, Hunt, Wright (c), Webster, Dasilva, O'Dowda, Brownhill, Morrell, Eliasson, Paterson, Diédhiou. Subs: O'Leary, Kelly, Taylor, Weimann, Kalas, Eisa, Pearson.

Huddersfield: Hamer, Hogg, Bacuna, Kachunga, Diakhaby, Löwe, Depoitre, Zanka, Stankovic, Durm, Puncheon. Subs: Lössl, Kongolo, Billing, Mbenza, Pritchard, Mounié, Hadergjonaj.