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Ashton Gate (ATT 10,739) 28th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: David Phillips

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Marvin Elliott: Out of the clash

Marvin Elliott: Out of the clash

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Bristol City and Colchester United at Ashton Gate.

Bristol City midfielder Marvin Elliott is a major doubt for the Ashton Gate clash with Colchester.

Sean O'Driscoll's men are still searching for their first three-point haul of the season and may have to manage without the Jamaica international who has a groin problem.

Aden Flint and Joe Bryan came through the midweek Capital One Cup defeat with Southampton unscathed after slight niggles, although Flint is just one yellow card away from serving a one-match ban.

On-loan Derby defender James O'Connor is likely to need thigh surgery and faces months on the sidelines, leaving O'Driscoll hunting for a new defender, ideally before the home game against the U's.

Colchester manager Joe Dunne has a mountain of injury problems ahead of the trip to winless Bristol City.

Goalkeeper Mark Cousins (foot), defenders Ryan Dickson (illness), Josh Thomson, Tom Eastman (both ankle) and Mason Spence (hamstring), midfielder Tosin Olufemi (thigh) as well as forwards Gavin Massey (hamstring), Sanchez Watt (thigh) and Drey Wright (knee) are all absent.

Conor Hubble (dead leg) is struggling but has a chance of making it while Daniel Pappoe serves the second game of a three-match suspension.

A rare piece of good news for boss Dunne sees influential defender Magnus Okuonghae return from suspension.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30