Bristol City v Leeds United: Big match preview

Kieran Agard in action for Rotherham United before his move to Bristol City. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
Kieran Agard in action for Rotherham United before his move to Bristol City. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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KEY BATTLE

Derrick Williams v Sam Byram: Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill usually plays three at the back, with Williams as his left-sided defender. All three of the sides who have encountered City this season - Sheffield Wednesday, Luton Town and Brentford - found the system easy to master and a narrow backline should give Byram the space he needs to do damage on the right.

LAST TIME

Saturday, September 29, 2012: Bristol City 2 Leeds United 3. Goals: Bristol City - Adomah 70, Austin 90(og). Leeds - Diouf 63, 80. Tonge 83.

ROBINS KEY MAN

Kieran Agard: Agard was briefly targeted by Leeds last summer, before his move to Bristol City. The club agreed a fee for him but could not reach a deal over wages so Agard left Rotherham for Ashton Gate instead. The 25-year-old has been a good investment, scoring 14 times during City’s promotion season last term.

EXPERT VIEW

Phil Hay says: You sense that all is not well at Ashton Gate. City have started the season badly and they climbed into the Championship with a small squad and a shortage of impressive signings. They clearly have money, as their £6million bid for Dwight Gayle shows, but this might not be the worst time to be playing them. Leeds have every chance of recording a first win tonight.

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen

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