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James Crawley


Posted Tuesday, December 24th 2019

Preview: Charlton Athletic (A)

The Robins travel to the capital where Charlton Athletic await on Boxing Day.

City are keeping calm as they go in search of a positive result following a tough festive period, while Lee Bowyer's side are themselves without a win since October.


  • Date: Thursday, December 26th 2019
  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: The Valley
  • Officials: Keith Stroud (referee), Rob Smith and Richard Wild (assistants), Ian Cooper (fourth official)


Bristol City v Charlton Athletic:
W: 19 (30%)
D: 12
L: 31


FORM - Last five games:
Bristol City: WWLLL
Charlton: LLLDD

Club news

  • It will be pay on the day at Charlton, for those fans travelling without a ticket. Full details here
  • There will be a livestream available on Robins TV for those based inside the UK, Ireland and worldwide. Subscribe for a one-off £10 matchday pass
  • Former City loanee Jonathan Leko (knee) is not expected to play for Charlton. Jay Dasilva continues his recovery from long-term injury for the Robins

Word from the camp

Dean Holden says it remains business as usual and that the team must focus on their "identity and DNA" as they look to get back to winning ways.

And goalkeeper Dan Bentley says City are ready to bounce back against Charlton on Thursday.


Bristol City 2-1 Charlton Athletic
Wednesday, October 23rd 2019
Ashton Gate
Sky Bet Championship
Scorers: Diédhiou 75, Brownhill 90+8.
Att: 20,916

They left it late but Josh Brownhill fired City to victory over Charlton Athletic, with a goal in the final embers sealing off a 2-1 win under the Ashton Gate lights.

After a relatively quiet first half, Famara Diédhiou had to pull the Robins level after Macauley Bonne rounded Daniel Bentley to tuck home the opener.

Diédhiou would be sent off leaving City with a job to do with ten men and five minutes to go.

However, Brownhill latched on to a Kasey Palmer pass and fired City in front as they bounced back from Saturday’s defeat and make it five games unbeaten at home since the opening day of the campaign (W3, D2)."

Read the full report.

Bristol City XI: Bentley, Williams, Pedro Pereira, Rowe, Moore, Massengo, O'Dowda, Eliasson, Brownhill, Weimann, Semenyo