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James Crawley

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Posted Saturday, August 24th 2019

Preview: Hull City (A)

City head to the KCOM Stadium for their second away match in four days.

Following the midweek trip to Derby County, where Lee Johnson's men were victorious with a 2-1 scoreline, the Robins go in search of a third consecutive win this afternoon.

Hull City have endured a rocky start to the season, new manager Grant McCann has overseen one win in the league so far but of course it remains early days. That came against Reading, though in the last week the Tigers were to a 1-1 draw with Brentford before Blackburn stole a 1-0 win at the KCOM in midweek.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, August 24th
  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: KCOM Stadium
  • Officials: Dean Whitestone (referee), Robert Merchant (assistant referee), Steven Meredith (assistant referee), Samuel Barrott (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

BRISTOL CITY v Hull City:
W: 34 (40%)
D: 24
L: 28

 

FORM - Last five games (all competitions)
Bristol City: LDD*WW (*L 4-5 on penalties)
Hull City: LWWDL

CLUB NEWS

  • Just shy of 400 City supporters will be making the trip to Hull for today's fixture, where it is pay on the day.
  • Young midfielder Joe Morrell has been called up to Ryan Giggs' Wales first team.
  • Click here for highlights from City's 2-1 victory over Derby County in midweek.
  • Hull signed the likes of Leonardo Da Silva Lopes, Callum Elder and Josh Magennis before the end of the summer transfer window.
  • Team news: Jay Dasilva (tibia fracture) out for up to five months, Korey Smith continues his recovery, Ádám Nagy sidelined through ankle injury.

WORD FROM THE CAMP

'Momentum' was the key word from the pre-match press conference, and rightly so as City go in search of their third win in a row.

The players seem to have left the opening day defeat well in the past as they kick on to make a strong push.

Josh Brownhill's captaincy role, in the absence of Bailey Wright, has of course been a big talking point in the media and it's a responsibility the 23-year-old midfielder has thrived off.

And Assistant Head Coach Dean Holden has been speaking of the intensity, the cut and thrust of the demanding Championship season with City heading into their third game in seven days.

Aden Flint scored in City's fightback at the KCOM Stadium back in November 2017

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

Hull City 2-3 Bristol City
Saturday, November 25th 2017
Sky Bet Championship
Scorer: Aden Flint 68', Bobby Reid 79', Josh Brownhill 89'
Att: 14,762

A late Josh Brownhill wonder goal capped off a brilliant second-half comeback as City beat Hull 3-2 at the KCOM Stadium.

Goals from Aden Flint, Bobby Reid and a long-range cracker from Brownhill wiped out the home side’s two-goal lead, as City left Humberside with all three points.

Fraizer Campbell had fired the former Premier League side ahead before Jarrod Bowen notched his 10th goal of the season.

Bristol City: Fielding, Wright, Flint, Baker, Magnusson, Smith, Pack (Paterson 46'), Brownhill, O'Dowda (Djuric 55'), Reid, Woodrow (Eliasson 46'). Subs not used: Steele, Kelly, Leko, Taylor. 

AND FINALLY...

It is pay on the day for travelling supporters, with tickets going off sale from Ashton Gate yesterday.

Supporters opting to pay on the day can do so from the Pitchside Bar, which is located near to turnstiles one-five. There will be no price increase but there will be cash only sales. Collections will be available at the Ticket Zone.

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