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Red'N'White Night for United cup clash

Supporter groups are calling on all City fans to create a wall of colour and noise for the Carabao Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester United on Wednesday, December 20th (8pm).

The Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust and Section 82 have both backed the campaign to make City’s first appearance in the competition’s quarter-finals since 1989 a Red’N’White Night.

Fans are being urged to turn up in club colours for the Sky televised encounter, as well as raising the roof as José Mourinho brings his Premier League title chasers to a sell-out Ashton Gate.

Lee Johnson’s team have already dumped three Premier League sides out of the Carabao Cup – Watford, Stoke City and Crystal Palace – and now they have the three-time European champions in their sights.

Supporters Club & Trust spokesman Stu Rogers said: “We would urge everyone to bring their passion, noise and colour to show what a unique atmosphere we can generate at Ashton Gate.”

A spokesperson for Section 82 commented: “We are fully supportive of the club’s efforts to bring noise, colour and atmosphere to Ashton Gate and we encourage all supporters to make every effort to support the team to what would be a momentous victory. Together, we can make Ashton Gate a fortress.”

The first-ever Red’N’White took place almost 17 years ago to the day, as City hosted local rivals Bristol Rovers in December 2000.

A sea of colour awaited the teams as City won the festive encounter 3-2 thanks to goals from Peter Beadle, Keith Millen and Tony Thorpe.

A number of other memorable Red’N’White Nights have been held over the years, including the 3-0 LDV Vans Trophy derby success in BS3 back two years later.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

- Bring a scarf – a traditional display of club affiliation. Hold it up, wave it around and stay warm!

- Wear a red hat – unlike tops which are often buried beneath coats, which add a splash of colour to the whole stadium. Santa hats are popular at this time of year.

- Wave your flag – Wood and metal poles aren’t allowed but flags on short plastic sticks are. Small or medium size flags can be hung on the perimeter fence, providing they don’t cover pitchside gates, advertising boards or contain offensive messages – please follow the instructions of stewards. Large flags require a kite-mark, if you intend to bring one please email david.storr@ashtongate.co.uk by Monday, December 18th.

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