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Ashton Gate (ATT 13,911) 10th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Whitestone

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Last Updated: 09/09/11 3:24pm

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Gerken: Injury worries

Gerken: Injury worries

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

Bristol City goalkeeper Dean Gerken is still struggling to get over his injury problems. He has been troubled by groin and back niggles this season and is doubtful for the weekend's game.

Liam Fontaine and Jamie McAllister remain long-term casualties, both with ankle injuries, but otherwise Keith Millen has the majority of his squad available for selection.

Fontaine, subject of interest from Southampton during the summer, is set to be offered a new contract at the club.

Albert Adomah enjoyed his first taste of international action in midweek when he featured for Ghana against Brazil at Fulham's Craven Cottage, and the winger returned to Ashton Gate fully fit.

The league leaders, meanwhile, have received a triple injury boost.

Craig Mackail-Smith pulled out of the Scotland squad last weekend with a back injury but the striker has resumed full training and will be fit.

Winger Will Buckley is over the hamstring injury he suffered against Portsmouth last month and full-back Romain Vincelot returns from the shoulder problem which kept him out against Peterborough a fortnight ago.

Forward Will Hoskins has been out since the opening day with a hip problem and boss Gus Poyet rates him at 50-50.

Poyet will also assess the fitness of Vicente after the former Spain and Valencia winger joined the club last week.

Defenders Tommy Elphick (Achilles) and Adam El-Abd (foot) are still missing.

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1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26