Milton Keynes Dons come to Ashton Gate this weekend on a good run of form which has seen them defeated once in their last five games.
If they can keep that sort of form up then they will soon be looking at getting into the play off places, currently they sit six points away.
City met with Dons in August at the StadiumMK where the two sides played out a 2-2 draw with Sam Baldock scoring both of City’s goals.
A win for City could see them lifted out of the relegation places once again depending on results from other games.
Sam Baldock: “They are a possession based side and are sure to have spells in the game when we can`t get near them.
They will try and dictate play but we have to make sure we are solid and have foundations to build on, because when we attack we have the players to hurt them.’
Bristol City Team News:
Adam El-Abd is set to make his Bristol City debut in the heart of defence after completing his move from Brighton.
Steve Cotterill has no new injury concerns, but is expected to make changes for their third game in eight days.
Player to watch: Sam Baldock
Will be looking to add to the brace that he bagged against his old club back in August.
MK Dons Team News:
MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli could return from injury, while Luke Chadwick and Daniel Powell will also be pushing for starts.
The pair made their first appearances since November in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay loss to Wigan after returning from injury.
Player to watch: Ben Reeves
22-year-old midfielder scored seven goals in 22 appearances including two against Wigan in the 3-3 FA Cup draw.
Match Facts & Stats
Bristol City have won 25%, drawn 35% and lost 40% of their last 20 home games.
Bristol City have kept a clean sheet in 20% of their last 20 home games.
Bristol City have failed to score in 20% of their last 20 home games.
MK Dons have won 30%, drawn 30% and lost 40% of their last 20 away games.
MK Dons have kept a clean sheet in 45% of their last 20 away games.
MK Dons have failed to score in 20% of their last 20 away games.
Phillips has been in charge of 15 games so far this season, in that time he has shown 50 yellow cards and six reds.
A 2-1 win for City.
Sat 25 Jan 2014 Wolves v City.