Three Bristol City players who could cause Ipswich Town problems this weekend
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They may sit just one place off the bottom of the Championship, but Bristol City still have a number of players capable of causing the Blues real problems. We take a look at three danger men here.
The former Arsenal youngster, who the Gunners bought for a reported £200,000 from Gillingham when he was aged just 15, lines up in midfield but is often given a free role by manager Steve Cotterill. He was one of the Ashton Gate club’s leading lights as they romped to the League One title last season, scoring seven goals from midfield including a number of spectacular efforts. He’s comfortable on the ball and looks to drift inside whenever possible, and certainly isn’t afraid to shoot.
The big defender has become the linchpin of the City backline since his move from Swindon in 2013 and is a rugged, old-fashioned, centre-half capable of dominating in the air and looking after his man on the ground. As well as being a rock at the back he’s a major threat in the opposition box and is City’s main target at corners and free-kicks. He’s managed 18 goals in 88 league games since his arrival at the club, with 15 of those coming in last season’s League One winning campaign, including a hat trick on the final. He’s already found the net this season, too, with a goal against Leeds in August.
In what has been a tough start to life back in the second tier for Bristol City, French import Kodjia has been something of a shining light. He’s spent most of his career in the French Second Division, with the likes of Reims and Angers, but arrived at Ashton Gate in July and has hit the ground running. He’s managed four in his first eight appearances, including a double at Birmingham and strikes in the losses to Brentford and Burnley. City were linked with big money moves for Dwight Gale and Andre Gray earlier this summer, which didn’t come off, but maybe they’d already signed the goalscorer they’d craved.
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