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Pisano returns as one of five changes

Eros Pisano makes his return from injury as City opt to make five changes for their Carabao Cup tie with Crystal Palace at Ashton Gate.

The Italian has finally struggled off a knee injury to be restored to City's starting XI, while Luke Steele, Hordur Magnusson, Matty Taylor and Famara Diédhiou all come in.

There is no Bobby Reid or Jens Hegeler for City, both due to slight knocks, but Jamie Paterson has shrugged off a recent illness to take his place on the bench.

Youngster Tyreeq Bakinson, signed in August from Luton Town, is named on the bench for the first time.

Palace, currently bottom of the Premier League, have opted to make ten changes to their starting line-up.

Bristol City: Steele, Pisano, Wright, Flint, Magnusson, O'Dowda, Brownhill, Pack, Bryan, Taylor, Diédhiou. Subs: Fielding, Vyner, Kelly, Bakinson, Eliasson, Paterson, Djuric.

Crystal Palace: Hennessy, van Aanholt, Tomkins, Kelly, Puncheon, Riedewald, Loftus-Cheek, Fosu-Mensah, Kaikai, Sako, Chung-Yong. Subs: Henry, Ladapo, Mutch, Souare, Delaney, Lumeka, Phillips. 

Referee: Mr T Robinson.