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Breaking News ! Bristol City welcome Northampton Town to Ashton Gate for their third match inside 11 days, a sentence that is likely to be uttered several times over the course of this season, such are the demands of the schedule. Of course, that's based on the Robins progressing in the Carabao Cup and while head coach Dean Holden will undoubtedly make several changes tonight, it's a competition they want to do well in. Whoever comes out on top will play Aston Villa in the third round, a tie that is appealing for both City and Northampton. Here are all the key details. Read More Related Articles A long-ball barrage and physical battle - What Bristol City can expect from Northampton Town How to watch Robins TV are offering one-off match packages for £10 with City legend Brian Tinnion lending his analysis to the coverage Their show will broadcast from 7:15pm. Alternatively you can watch through iFollow for the same price, and the proceeds go to Northampton Town. BBC Radio Bristol will also be providing full commentary, but not online, with their pre-match show beginning at 7pm. Or you can follow the action via Bristol Live as we'll be running a live matchblog and bringing you plenty of reaction. Read More Related Articles Bristol City's Paul Simpson on the dynamic with Dean Holden and desire for edge-of-the-seat football Injury news City are without six first-team players for the visit of the Cobblers with Nathan Baker (hamstring) out long term, Jay Dasilva (calf/shin) set to see a specialist, Joe Williams and Liam Walsh (both thigh) are not yet training but Callum O'Dowda (groin) and Joe Morrell (calf) are.
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What the coaches are saying Simpson: "We are in a really, really fortunate position in that we have a very strong squad of players and we can make changes, from Saturday, knowing we have a very strong side. "A side that if it was selected for a Championship game I wouldn’t be worried." Curle: "The message we give to our players is yes, we're up against good players but they don't like being closed down and they don't like playing League One football so we need to make them uncomfortable and make them play our style of football. "If we want to compete with them, they've got better players than us, so we need to make them compete the way that we want to play."
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Referee Tom Nield has the whistle for tonight's clash it what will be his first-ever match officiating Bristol City. The Yorkshire-based official, who is also a serving nurse with the NHS, mainly worked in League One last season and so far in 2020/21 has issued eight yellow cards in two matches.
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