Stoke City arrive at Ashton Gate on Wednesday evening looking for their fourth successive win in the Championship.
The Potters have bounced back from throwing away a three goal lead at home to Cardiff City in some style and appear to be solidifying their spot in the play-off places. Michael O’Neill’s men have had rotten luck with injuries in the last few weeks and therefore may need to shuffle the pack once again versus Bristol City.
The Potters assembled a strong and deep squad in the summer for the season that lay ahead and will be feeling very grateful they did so at the moment. Josh Tymon is a recent casualty, the left wing back was forced off in the second half of Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Peterborough United.
We are predicting only one alteration from the team who beat the Posh to start on the road on Wednesday evening…
Morgan Fox replaces Tymon as he did at the weekend for the only change. The 28-year-old does not offer as much attacking thrust as Tymon and may well be more suited to playing on the left side of a back three than at wing back. However, the natural replacement for Tymon, Alfie Doughty, is only just recovering from an injury and it would be a stretch to select him from the start.
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Fox has the experience in the Championship in recent years to deputise in the role effectively and to provide a platform for the Potters’ more attacking players to express themselves.