Bristol City v Burnley preview

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

Last Updated: 04/11/11 at 12:06

Pearson: Joins City on loan and will face Burnley

Pearson: Joins City on loan and will face Burnley

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Bristol City will be without defensive duo Louis Carey and Jamie McAllister for the clash with the Clarets.

Veteran centre-back Carey continues to struggle with a knee injury. The 34-year-old has not featured since the 5-0 defeat at Blackpool on October 1 and looks set to miss out again.

Full-back McAllister underwent surgery on an ankle injury picked up in the 1-1 draw at Doncaster on August 27 and has not turned out for City since, although he is closing in on a comeback.

New loan signing Stephen Pearson is in line for a debut after the midfielder completed his temporary move from Derby on Friday.

The Ashton Gate outfit are still chasing their first home win in all competitions this term but go into the game fresh off the back of a 2-1 victory at Barnsley last weekend and a goalless draw at West Ham on Tuesday.

Full-back Brian Easton remains an injury concern for Burnley's trip to Ashton Gate.

Easton was forced off during last weekend's derby win over Blackpool win a hip injury and sat out the midweek defeat to Leicester at Turf Moor.

If Easton misses out, Michael Duff could be included in the squad as defensive cover, despite missing two months with a knee injury and only returning to light training this week.

The Ashton Gate clash comes too soon for Martin Paterson who is approaching fitness after the recurrence of a thigh injury, and boss Eddie Howe is confident the forward can be brought up to speed during the international break.

"Pato is coming on really well," Howe told Burnley's official website. "I think a behind-closed-doors game to start with is the best way to go and then we'll see how it goes from there."

Goalkeeper Brian Jensen (groin) and striker Danny Ings (knee) remain sidelined.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Monday, 22 September 2014
19:45
Wigan v Ipswich  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Fulham  
Blackburn v Watford  
Blackpool v Norwich  
Bolton v Derby  
Bournemth v Wigan  
Brentford v Leeds  
Cardiff v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v M'boro  
Huddersfld v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 8 10 18
2 Norwich 8 10 17
3 Wolves 8 5 17
4 Watford 8 7 16
5 M'boro 8 6 15
6 Sheff Wed 8 4 15
7 Charlton 8 3 14
8 Derby 8 5 13
9 Blackburn 8 0 13
10 Reading 8 0 13
11 Leeds 8 0 13
12 Ipswich 7 3 11
13 Millwall 8 0 11
14 Brentford 8 -4 11
15 Bournemth 8 1 9
16 Cardiff 8 -1 9
17 Wigan 7 1 8
18 Brighton 8 -2 8
19 Rotherham 8 -4 8
20 Birmingham 8 -7 7
21 Bolton 8 -6 5
22 Huddersfld 8 -11 5
23 Blackpool 8 -7 2
24 Fulham 8 -13 1

Updated Sat, 20 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal win 3-0 at Aston Villa to end the hosts' unbeaten start

Aston Villa’s unbeaten start to the season was ended by a devastating goal blitz as Arsenal enjoyed a 3-0 away win.

Premier League: Newcastle draw with Hull City as Papiss Cisse scores two

Substitute Papiss Cisse saved the day for Newcastle and under-fire manager Alan Pardew in their 2-2 draw with Hull City.

Premier League: Victor Wanyama earns Southampton 1-0 win at Swansea

Victor Wanyama broke the resistance of 10-man Swansea as Southampton left the Liberty Stadium with a 1-0 win.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property