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3 things to look out for in the Bristol City vs Ipswich Town match

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Bristol City host Championship play-off chasers Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon looking to continue their momentum after beating fellow strugglers Charlton Athletic last weekend.

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A Lee Tomlin penalty separated the sides in a 1-0 victory at The Valley that saw the Robins climb out of the bottom three.

New Robins manager Lee Johnson watched on from the stands at The Valley last weekend and the former Barnsley boss is expected to name an unchanged side against Ipswich Town.

Ipswich are still very much in the mix for the play offs, they have remained consistent all season, but have suffered a recent slump in form of late.

Defeats against QPR and Birmingham City have seen them slide out of the top six and they will be hoping to change that this weekend.

This is six pointer game for both sides, and it has all the material to be a enticing Championship clash.

Football League World Writer, Ashley Williams identifies THREE things to look out for in the game:

1) Lee Johnson first game in charge

The new Robins boss was in the stands last weekend to witness his new sides relegation victory over Charlton and will have been impressed with what he saw from his new side.

Johnson is the son to former Bristol City manager, Gary who was at the club for five years. The new boss had some friendly advice from his father while he was in discussions with the club.

Many people have described the appointment of Johnson as the key man to steer the club to Championship safety. As he has proven at Barnsley that he is a young and hungry manager with great communication and player management skills.

He faces a difficult task ahead, but will a hero at the club if he manages to keep the Robins in the league.

2) Back-to-back wins for The Robins?

If Bristol manage to defeat Ipswich, not only will they be a step closer to survival – with six points clear, but they will have secured their first back-to-back wins this season.

The club are playing Ipswich at the right time as they have undergone a few stuttering performances of late – losing 2 out of their last 3 games.

The crowd will be a beneficial factor for the Robins and with a new manager under the helms; they will be looking to make a good first impression.

3) Can the Tractor Boys handle the pressure?

This is the best position that Ipswich have been in for some time, but have seemed to come out of full gear recently.

Prior to their loss against Birmingham City recently, they had gone 5 games unbeaten and beat the likes of Brighton and picking up a point against Burnley.

Ipswich lie in 7th place – just 2 points behind Sheffield Wednesday, and this will be the a must-win game if they want to keep up with the chasing pack.

Bristol City and Ipswich fans…How big of a game is this? What are your predictions? Are you going to the game? Let us know in your thoughts and opinions below!


Multimedia reporter for William Reed Business Media in Crawley. Looking to eventually become a sports journalist. Contact: ashley.g.williams@hotmail.co.uk Twitter: @AshleyGWill

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