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Bristol City dealt blow ahead of Millwall clash



Bristol City will be looking bounce back from their weekend defeat to Rotherham United when they take on Millwall at Ashton Gate tonight.

Dean Holden’s men slipped out of the top-six following their loss in South Yorkshire, and have now won just twice in their previous six Championship matches.

And Holden will be hoping for a major reaction from his side when they host a Lions outfit they’re in dire straits themselves after failing to win any of their last 10 league outings.

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However, the Robins remain without striker Jamie Paterson, who hasn’t played since the game at Reading last month due to hip complaints.

Bristol Live confirmed that the 28-year-old won’t feature against Millwall, although a timescale hasn’t been put on the forward’s return ahead of the upcoming festive period.

The Verdict

Whilst Bristol City will be desperate to have Paterson back in their starting XI, having missed all of their last four Championship matches, his absence won’t come as much of a surprise.

The downside for the Robins is that they’re not exactly free-scoring at present, and with Paterson one of just two players that’s managed to score more than twice this season, they need him back fit and firing because they’ve only netted three times in the four matches since he’s been injured.

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