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James Crawley

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Posted Friday, November 29th 2019

Preview: Huddersfield Town (H)

City take on the Terriers at Ashton Gate this Saturday.

It's Huddersfield's first return to BS3 since the sides' Emirates FA Cup tie in January, one where the then-Premier League outfit were beaten 1-0 thanks to Josh Brownhill's second-half strike.

Huddersfield would have hoped to leave their top-flight struggles behind them, following relegation to the Championship, though their early form in 2019/20 posed questions.

A managerial shuffle followed with Danny Cowley, joined by brother Nicky as his assistant, appointed in September and wins against the likes of Brentford, Hull and Tuesday night's draw with Swansea show signs of improvement, not forgetting they have lost only one in their last 10 matches.

So they arrive in Bristol full of hunger though know they take on a City side keen to bounce back from Wednesday's defeat at The Hawthorns, a Robins team who are also on a seven-game unbeaten run at home.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, November 30th 2019
  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Ashton Gate
  • Officials: Darren England (referee), Philip Dermott & Ian Cooper (assistants), Darren Bond (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

Bristol City v Huddersfield:
W: 23 (37%)
D: 11
L: 25

 

FORM - Last five games:
Bristol City: DDWDL
Huddersfield: WWLDD

CLUB NEWS

  • The Robins will find out their Emirates FA Cup third round opponents on Monday night, when the draw is made.
  • Today's match is quid-a-kid with Under-12s able to secure their place at the game for just £1, when tickets are purchased alongside an Adult ticket.
  • Clothing collection points are also in place at the ground today, with items of clothing needed to help the city's homeless.
  • There will be no domestic live stream on Robins TV due to the broadcast blackout though international-based supporters can watch a live stream. An audio pass is only available via a relevant Robins TV subscription to supporters based in the UK & Ireland.
  • The Terriers will be without the suspended Trevoh Chalobah, who was sent off in Tuesday's draw with Swansea City.

Word from the camp

Assistant Head Coach Jamie McAllister has been talking of City's ability to bounce back as they go in search of using home form to their advantage this weekend and put Wednesday night's defeat behind them.

'Super' Bob Taylor in action v Huddersfield

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

Bristol City 6-1 Huddersfield
Tuesday, April 18th 1989
Ashton Gate
Scorers: Taylor 2, 16, 27, Walsh 4 (p), Gavin 15, McClaren 76
Att: 4,542

A 27-minute hat-trick from ‘Super’ Bob Taylor helped City thump the Terriers, who were reduced to ten men late on through Ken Doherty’s red card.

A minute’s silence was held before kick-off with both teams paying their respects to those killed in the Hillsborough disaster, and once the action was under way it was City who were quickest off the blocks.

Taylor was off the mark after only two minutes and was up-ended shortly after with Alan Walsh tucking away the resulting penalty. Two goals just a minute apart from Mark Gavin and Taylor put City 4-0 up with only 16 minutes on the clock.

Huddersfield were stunned but there afternoon would soon get worse with City 5-0 ahead before half an hour of play, this one courtesy of Taylor once more as he sealed his hat-trick.

Craig Maskell would score a consolation goal for Huddersfield in the second half but there was still time for Steve McClaren to grab City’s sixth to round off a super day in BS3.

Bristol City XI: Waugh, Honor, Bailey, Newman, Pender, Gavin, McClaren, Galliers, Taylor, Walsh, Turner.

AND FINALLY...

Tickets for tomorrow's match can be purchased online by logging into your Bristol Sport Club Account or calling Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600.
Supporters are encouraged to download the new Bristol City app to enjoy their matchday experience even more. Submit your fan videos and pictures from the day for the chance for them to be shared with other app users and unlock exclusive AR content when used with the matchday programme. The programme can be bought from around the ground for £3.50.
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