Bristol City find themselves in second place within League One with a game in hand of Swindon Town. The Robins will be hoping that Coventry City will win, whilst pushing on with their own campaign. Their games have been coming thick and fast due to them being in several cups.
The Robins have won four of their last six league games, whilst losing to both Crewe and Preston. Their recent games come in as a draw in the F.A Cup and a win in the JPT.
Run down of their last six games.
Saturday 13th December – Bristol City 1 Crawley Town 0
Saturday 20th December – Crewe Alexandra 1 Bristol City 0
Friday 26th December – Bristol City 2 Yeovil 1
Sunday 28th December – Gillingham 1 Bristol City 3
Saturday 3rd January – Doncaster Rovers 1 Bristol City 1 (F.A Cup)
Tuesday 6th January – Gillingham 2 Bristol City 4 (JPT)
The Players – Fact Sheet
Highest Goal Scorers; Aaron Wilbraham 13, Kieran Agard 8, Matt Smith 7 and Adent Flint 5.
Persistent Foulers; Derrick Williams 1 Red Card and 4 Yellow Cards, Wade Elliot 1 Red Card and 1 Yellow Cards, Antony Kay 6 Yellow Card, Aaron Wilbraham 4 Yellow Cards and Korey Smith 2 Yellow Cards.
The Key Players.
Kieran Agard is a lively threat, the former Rotherham United player scored 32 goals in 91 appearances for the millers and he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.
He has the ability to pull in behind players and strike lethal finishes to seal games.
Emmanuel Jay-Thomas, JET as the fans call him is the player Bristol City often look to change games. He's a quality player on his day and he can mix passes, create play and generally lead the line weather this is from Midfield or as a Striker.
Aaron Wilbraham is another striker who can be menacing when presented chances.
Korey Smith, Wade Elliot and Joe Bryan are Swindon Town's key players within midfield. Wade Elliot is the creator within their play, whilst Korey Smith and Joe Bryan bombard their opposition and are very skilful at breaking down their counterparts.
Style of Play, Strengths, and Weaknesses.
Bristol City play very fluidly, switching the ball around from out wide positions back into the centre of the park. Overlapping play allows them to keep the ball moving forward, which enables them to quickly find themselves in good positions within the field to take a chance or create the perfect opportunity for one of their talented centre forwards.
Their main strengths are their talented players, however Steve Cotterill has them well organized within the 2014/2015 season which enables their key players to truly thrive on.
Weaknesses are direct play, with balls which go through the middle. Bristol City's defence appears to allow opposition players too much time on the ball, so if players are able to get in-front of them the Robins typically fail to defend adequately.
They're far from the perfect side, however their ability to create play and score will always counter their own mistakes.