News – UK – Boro v Bristol City LIVE: Updates and analysis from the riverside

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Join us for live coverage as Boro tries to keep his momentum looking for a top 6 spot

Neil Warnock’s side are back in the running for the top six after successive wins against Huddersfield and Reading

Now they are welcoming Bristol City to the riverside to keep their momentum going

The Robins fall like a stone and have lost seven games in a row in all competitions

Ex-Boro skipper Nigel Pearson was named the new manager on Monday, although he won’t be in charge tonight and will instead watch his new side from the stands

With Dominic Shaw and Craig Johns, experience build-up and team news, live coverage, analysis and reaction from the Riverside on another crunch evening in the championship

Bristol City were unbeaten after five games and were at the top together, but Boro did a job when the teams met in October

The Robins were flying at the time, having lost just two points in their first five games, but they didn’t manage a single shot on goal against Boro

Fletcher made an excellent return, scoring two to two for Boro as they defeated both Huddersfield and Reading

But, having just returned from an almost six-month absence, Warnock admitted in front of her that he still wasn’t sure whether to risk Fletcher or not, feeling the striker was up against for Saturday’s game Cardiff City would definitely be needed

But in the end, Warnock picked Fletcher when naming the same team that beat Reading 2-0 on Saturday at Madejski Stadium

It was also the same 20-man roster, with the bank as well as at the weekend – meaning neither Marcus Tavernier nor Yannick Bolasie were risked as they neared a return

Great opportunity for the players playing tonight to really show the new manager what they can do

Looks like 3-5-2 again, with Moore and Mariappa in the back and Towler and Hunt far today

Warnock has pointed out changes, maybe it was the classic mind games, or rather, he rated the players and they were all fresh enough to play again

For Ashley Fletcher, the last thing he wants, even if it’s just a temporary measure, is to rest on the bench.He’ll growl after two in two and will desperately want to leave

After such an impressive performance and victory at Reading, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see an unchanged XI – but there have been a hint or two from Warnock suggesting it may not be

Ashley Fletcher is a man in good shape with two on two but Warnock says he will be careful with the striker after his long break and will he be off the ball again after 90 minutes on Saturday tonight? The gaffer planned to examine Fletcher closely

Duncan Watmore is another player who has done two tireless shifts, while Neeskens Kebano has played a lot of soccer since joining

If Fry, Dijksteel, and McNair are all all right, you’d expect them to play, even though Warnock said on Saturday that Grant Hall will be a part this week

The boss will no doubt have half an eye on the Cardiff reunion on Saturday, but tonight is crucial and Boro certainly cannot and certainly will not overlook the Robins

All the players who have been with Madejski from the start will no doubt try desperately to keep their place

A 10-0 win and Boro will jump over Jonathan Woodgate’s side. Maybe that will ask a little bit

He was honest in his assessment of City’s recent form and admitted that he has started to look over his shoulder

The Robins are still 10 points ahead of the bottom three points, even though the teams in the drop zone have games in their hands

“The right beliefs of every player, take responsibility, take it and put pressure on you, not in the way it is holding you back, but do it

“We need the points because for the first time in my career I’m looking at the teams behind us rather than the teams in front of me”

“This is new to me, but personally I go to every game we can win, and everyone else does too”

“But we have to take responsibility, criticize ourselves when we take a bad touch or misplace a pass, and try to improve it during the game, during practice, and keep working hard to get out of this situation ”

But he won’t be in the dugout tonight, he will have an observation assignment from the stands before he is stuck in his new job tomorrow

There is certainly still a lot to do for the former Boro skipper at Ashton Gate

City broke from the blocks this season and was on top early on, but after a shocking run of seven losses in all competitions, they fell off the table and also beat Dean Holden, who was fired last week

You’d think the Robins would be desperate to impress new boss Pearson tonight, but hopefully Boro can take advantage of City’s fragile confidence and keep making it into the top six

We’ve got everything set up for you over the next few hours, including team news at 6 p.m., and then it’s live coverage from 7 a.m.

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News – GB – Boro v Bristol City LIVE: updates and analysis from the riverside

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