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Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Bristol City and Hull City at Ashton Gate.

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Bristol City manager Keith Millen has hinted at a change of tact, both in personnel and shape, for the match against Hull.

Millen has been concerned at the soft goals his team have been conceding of late, and is contemplating recalling captain Louis Carey - who has yet to start a first-team fixture this term.

With Jamie McAllister (ankle) still sidelined - and likely to remain so for several weeks to come - and Liam Fontaine (ankle) not expected back in training until October, Millen said he could tinker with his back four.

"You are paid to defend and you defend your penalty area and your goal with your life and we are not doing that," he told the Bristol Evening Post.

"I don't have a load of options, but I'll have to look at the defence."

Meanwhile, City have allowed third-choice keeper Lewis Carey to join Gloucester City on a one-month loan deal.

Hull are expected to be unchanged at Ashton Gate as they chase a fourth straight league win.

Manager Nigel Pearson has no new injury or suspension problems and is unlikely to alter a winning line-up following three successive 1-0 victories.

Skipper Andy Dawson will be out for up to six weeks after recently sustaining a knee injury in training, so Joe Dudgeon will retain his place in the back four.

Fellow defender Paul McShane has returned to full training as he targets a first appearance of the season.

The Republic of Ireland international, sidelined with a calf injury sustained during a pre-season friendly with Liverpool, is hoping for a run out with the reserves next week.

Winger Martin Pusic has also returned to full training following a hamstring injury but is still several weeks away from his first league appearance.

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