Bristol City v Saints – Preview

By SFC Media time Tue 07 Aug Club

Saints face npower Championship opposition for the second time in four days as they travel to Bristol City tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

Nigel Adkins' men overcame a tough Wolverhampton Wanderers side on Saturday afternoon, and will hope to make it back-to-back victories in their penultimate pre-season friendly.

Saints will check on Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw and Morgan Schneiderlin ahead of the trip to Ashton Gate after the trio missed last weekend's match after picking up minor injuries.

Midfielder Jack Cork has returned to the fold following Great Britain's elimination from the 2012 Olympic Men's Football tournament, so he could be in line for his first pre-season appearance for the Club this evening.

The Robins were one of only two sides to beat Saints home and away in 2011-12, winning 2-0 at Ashton Gate last November before a 1-0 victory at St Mary's on 30th December.

Derek McInnes's men do, perhaps, owe tonight's opponents some gratitude for helping them preserve their Championship status given City finished just two places about the drop-zone last season.

The Robins have strengthened well this summer, signing the likes of Jody Morris, Paul Anderson, Tom Heaton and Greg Cunningham.

Tonight's opponents have had a mixed pre-season so far, losing to a Manchester City XI and St Johnstone before three successive wins against Kilmarnock, Dunfermline and city rivals Bristol Rovers.

You can follow action from tonight's match via our official Twitter feed and Facebook page, with a match report due at soon after full time.

Furthermore, there will be plenty of post-game reaction on Saints Player plus full highlights from tomorrow.

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