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The best Bristol City XI since the Millennium – centre-backs

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Bristol City are in a far stronger position now than they were at the start of the Millennium, with Lee Johnson’s side just a point adrift of the Championship playoffs.

Finishing the 1999/2000 season ninth in Division Two, the club achieved promotion to the Championship in 2007 and have only spent one season out away since.

A fourth-placed finish in 2008 is their best to date, but steady improvement in recent season has been evident.

With football suspended until April 30 at the earliest, he look at the four best Robins centre-backs of the last 20 years.

Liam Fontaine

Arriving at the club on loan initially, Fontaine went on to make over 250 appearances for the Robins between 2005 and 2014.

Playing a crucial role in their first promotion, Fontaine was a regular in the Championship side for most of his time at the club, before joining Hibernian in 2014 after a brief loan spell at Yeovil Town.

Aden Flint

Made 246 appearances for the club during a five-year stint at Ashton Gate before departing for Middlesbrough for £7m.

At 6ft 5in, he was a dominant player in the air for the Robins, who proved a threat from set pieces.

Luke Ayling

Known as a right-back nowadays at Leeds United, Ayling played centre-back for Bristol City on a regular basis between 2014-16.

Having joined a free from Yeovil, he left for Leeds United for a fee that Johnson has since admitted was too little.

Adam Webster

An imposing defender, Webster only spent one year at Ashton Gate but it was enough to convince Brighton & Hove Albion to spend £22m last summer.

Not only can Webster do much of the defensive work expected, he is also an excellent passer and dribbler.

The best Bristol City XI since the Millennium - centre-backs

Aden Flint

Aden Flint

Adam Webster

Adam Webster

Luke Ayling

Luke Ayling

Liam Fontaine

Liam Fontaine

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