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Posted Friday, June 19th 2020

Preview: Blackburn Rovers (A)

It's been a little over 100 days but the suspension is over...the Sky Bet Championship is back!

The campaign gets back under way this weekend and for City it means a trip to Blackburn Rovers for the nine-game run-in.

The sides are closely fought in the Championship standings; City are one point off the play-offs, while Rovers only two points behind the Robins...so it's all to play for in the first game back at Ewood Park.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, June 20th 2020
  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Ewood Park
  • Officials: Oliver Langford, Robert Merchant and Jonathan Hunt (assistants), Jeremy Simpson (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD


W: 19 (42%)
D: 11
L: 15

 

FORM - Last five games (prior to football suspension):
Bristol City: LLLDD
Blackburn: WDDDL

Wells scored in City's last outing v Fulham...back on March 7th!

Club news

  • There's a list of rule changes which comes into play from tomorrow, including substitutions and the walk out...
  • Bristol Sport charities have delivered a whopping 2,000 meals to the local community during the lockdown!
  • Hear from City CEO Mark Ashton as he looks back on a challenging period and the return of the season.
  • Catch Lee Johnson's full press conference ahead of the trip to Ewood Park.
  • And don't forget there's a new-look Robins TV and matchday show to look forward to on Saturday. Season Card holders who selected options 1 or 2 last week will have received a redeemable voucher code to use to be able to watch all nine of the scheduled games. Non-Season Card holders can buy a £10 matchday pass and enjoy all the befits of Robins TV Live. Click here to login to Robins TV and click through to 'packages' to get started if you haven't done so already.
Massengo in action during the league's suspension

Word from the camp

A focused Jamie Paterson spoke to Robins TV about the season resuming. Playing behind closed doors and preparation were on the agenda, with the forward saying City are "fit and raring to go."

All four one...

Memorable match

City 4-1 Blackburn
Sunday, September 2nd 2018
Sky Bet Championship
Ashton Gate
Scorers: Brownhill 38, Watkins 55, Diédhiou 73, Pack 82
Attendance: 18,779

City fought from behind to secure an emphatic first home win of the 2018/19 season, with Famara Diédhiou netting on his return from suspension in a 4-1 win.

Despite their early dominance at Ashton Gate, City fell behind through a freak corner which sailed straight into the net, courtesy of Charlie Mulgrew, but Josh Brownhill struck a perfect set piece of his own, crashing home a curling free kick to equalise.

Marley Watkins struck in the second-half to finish off a fantastic City move, before Diédhiou - making his first start of the campaign after serving a six-game ban - struck City’s third goal of the match and Pack’s guided header added further daylight late on.

The result sealed City’s third consecutive win of the campaign and lifts them to sixth in the Sky Bet Championship table.

City starting XI: Mäenpää, Webster, Kalas, Kelly, Hunt, Watkins, Brownhill, Pack, Eliasson, Weimann, Taylor.

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