Banner image

Video: Cotterill Wary Of Still's Hatters

Steve Cotterill is wary of the difficult task his side face when they play Luton Town in the Capital One Cup first round tonight (7.45pm).

The Hatters have assembled a strong-looking squad under John Still and are one of the favourites for promotion in Sky Bet League Two.

They opened the season with a point at Accrington Stanley, but Cotterill feels they pose a big threat at Kenilworth Road.

“They did very well at home last year,” he told Bristol City Player HD. “They got a lot of points and goals when they were at home.

“They signed some good players in the summer and they’re one of the favourites to win League Two so it’s going to be a difficult game."

City were knocked out at this stage of the competition last season when Oxford United were victorious at Ashton Gate.

Cotterill was able to make changes to his starting XI that night but due to light squad numbers and injuries, the City boss doesn’t have the luxury this evening.

He said: “I probably would change it up because then you give everyone some minutes, and keep people’s fitness up as well as making sure everyone knows they’re still involved.

“Also, if the players can’t do it against a lower ranked team I need to know because they’re probably not going to do it in the first XI.

On the result tomorrow night: “I always want to win. We wanted to win when we played Oxford last year - but we didn’t - so it’s no different really."

Get priority and discounts on tickets at Ashton Gate this season - click here to become a Forever Bristol member for just £20. Forever Bristol. Forever loyal.

Related News

Video: Cotterill Rues Defensive Lapses

Video: Cotterill Rues Defensive Lapses

Posted: Sunday, August 9th 2015

Hamer Joins City For The Season

Hamer Joins City For The Season

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2015

Still Is Old School - Pack

Still Is Old School - Pack

Posted: Tuesday, August 11th 2015

Don't Miss: Try Out The South Stand

Don't Miss: Try Out The South Stand

Posted: Monday, August 3rd 2015

Latest News

MansionBet Match Preview: Birmingham City (H)

MansionBet Match Preview: Birmingham City (H)

Posted: Saturday, December 5th 2020

WATCH: City prepare for Birmingham City match

WATCH: City prepare for Birmingham City match

Posted: Friday, December 4th 2020

‘You can’t call the Championship…that’s the beauty of it’ – Holden

‘You can’t call the Championship…that’s the beauty of it’ – Holden

Posted: Friday, December 4th 2020

Bentley hails City’s bodies-on-the-line attitude

Bentley hails City’s bodies-on-the-line attitude

Posted: Friday, December 4th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Report: Bristol Bears 18-17 Northampton Saints
Rugby icon

Report: Bristol Bears 18-17 Northampton Saints

Sam Bedlow held his nerve to snatch a dramatic victory with the final kick of the game, as Bristol Bears came from behind to beat Northampton Saints at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, December 4th 2020 • Rugby

We've got to have short memory - Kapoulas
Basketball icon

We've got to have short memory - Kapoulas

Coach Kapoulas reflects on the performance against Manchester Giants.

Posted: Friday, December 4th 2020 • Basketball

Video: Lam dedicates win to staff members
Rugby icon

Video: Lam dedicates win to staff members

Pat Lam paid tribute to two staff members, Harriet Collins and Stuart Powell, who recently lost family members to covid-19.

Posted: Friday, December 4th 2020 • Rugby

Video: Purdy reflects on narrow home victory
Rugby icon

Video: Purdy reflects on narrow home victory

Henry Purdy insists Bristol Bears will enjoy the win after stealing victory with the last kick of the game at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, December 4th 2020 • Rugby

Gallery: Bristol Bears 18-17 Northampton Saints
Rugby icon

Gallery: Bristol Bears 18-17 Northampton Saints

Bristol Bears clinched a last gasp victory in the driving rain at Ashton Gate to come from behind against Northampton Saints.

Posted: Friday, December 4th 2020 • Rugby